We place a high value on singing and learning new songs in singing assembly every week. We stage a performance including singing at Christmas and in the summer for parents, grandparents and friends. The children also have the opportunity to take up guitar and brass lessons. The children enjoy music lessons where they develop skills of composition, performance and music appreciation. We also use our outdoor areas for musical expression including using “junk” for outdoor musical instruments.
SEND: For children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, we ensure that all teaching and learning is inclusive and that children are supported wherever necessary with resources, teaching assistant or teacher support and additional input if required. Some children who have motor skill and coordination difficulties receive additional support during these lessons. This is often linked with their IEP targets.
We use the online music resource Charanga and the Lancashire scheme of work for music across all year groups. We alternate between the children learning tuned instruments as a class taught by a music specialist during Year A and being taught the remainder of the music curriculum using the Charanga scheme as a basis during the Year B.
Please see below for our Progression of Knowledge and Skills documents for Music.
We assess music at the end of each half term against end points during Year B with the specialist music teacher assessing progress and adjusting teaching accordingly during Year A.
We use our knowledge progression in planning detailing key learning for each term within each phase (we assess against end points based on this key learning in each subject):