Musical education underpins many aspects of child development. It develops and enriches communication, instils resilience and discipline and enhances performance skills that are transferable to wider life skills. Music allows our children to become part of a group, gives them a shared sense of achievement and belonging alongside a wider cultural and historical knowledge of composers and musical eras. Music is integral to life; that’s why our hearts have beats. Music is all around us; it’s therapy. It moves people and connects people in ways no other medium can. Music evokes emotions and provides a soundtrack to our lives.
Learning is embedded through the development of knowledge and skills over time and through the three key areas of Music: Composing and Listening and context and performing. Termly teacher assessments assess the skills developed throughout the year. Assessments will take different formats throughout the year depending on the skill being assessed that term. Pupils have access to vocabulary lists.
Our music curriculum is delivered via high quality resources both concrete and virtual. There are high expectations that all children will make progress at least in line with other subjects. We hope that the impact will be that we will produce well rounded creative children that have had opportunities to perform individually and as part of a group. Formal assessment will take place via an online tracking system and audio recordings where progression is evident.