INTENT:At All Saints Primary we make Music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build the confidence of all children. Within Music our school vision, ‘Nurturing hearts, inspiring minds’ is developed through Singing which lies at the heart of good music teaching our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people. Where possible teachers use singing throughout the curriculum to embed learning. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. As children get older, we expect them to maintain their concentration for longer and to listen to more extended pieces of music. Through the school vision we also provide opportunities for all children to play a variety of instruments and use them creatively both individually
Children develop descriptive skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent feelings and emotions. We teach them the disciplined skills of recognising pulse and pitch.
Children are taught how to sing and play instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency control and expression and to perform in solo and ensemble contexts we believe it is important that they experience how individuals can combine together to make sounds within a group
We also teach them musical notation and how to compose music for a range of purposes. Pupils are taught within class and within collective worship to understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions, composers and musicians.
Within Key Stage 2 we access the Musicianship Programme delivered by Dorset Music Service to ensure that every KS2 child has the chance to begin learning a musical instrument and the skills needed to become a musician
The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at All Saints Primary are equipped with a love of music and the skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.
We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about and participating in music, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.
(to be developed in all lessons)
The core British Values are:
- Rule of Law
- Mutual Respect
- Individual Liberty
At All Saints in our music curriculum, children learn from a very young age about the need to establish a clear set of rules when listening, performing and composing: working together as a team, taking turns with the instruments, listening when someone is playing and deciding on whose ideas are going to be used in a composition.
Children are encouraged to make choices about the music they like to listen to or choose to perform and are respected for their individual preferences.
Children are encouraged to appreciate the fact that music from all cultures and traditions around the world develops and contributes positively to British music. Children are taught songs that reflect our strong British heritage and our Christian ethos.