Music

Intent

Ladypool Primary School’s intent for music is driven by the school’s vision and core objectives as well as the National Curriculum Expectations.  Our vision in summary is to provide a diverse wealth of music experiences to engage and enrich our children during their school journey and that this will develop their passion for music both as a subject and as a way of life. 

As the children progress through the school they will become more responsible for making music of their own and will start to have a critical response to the music they hear and/or see and will be able to voice both their thoughts and feelings about it. 

Implementation

How will this happen?

  • All children will have the opportunity to play a range of different instruments and to develop skills in at least two in their time at the school. 
  • Any child with a particular passion and/or aptitude for music will in Years 5 & 6 be offered  weekly instrumental  tuition, funded by the school from a music specialist.
  • Children will hear a wide range of music from different historical periods, genres and cultures, both with and without lyrics and will reflect on it, supported by their class teacher.
  • The school which has been given Music Mark status, will be a ‘musical school’ where music is intertwined with the wider curriculum and is used in topic and other lessons.
  • Children will have the opportunity to see live music by professionals at least once in each Key Stage.
  • They will learn a range of songs during their time at Ladypool , songs for different purposes and in different contexts (e.g National Anthem, Christmas Songs, Songs connected to our PSHE and Creative Curriculum and songs learned in Phases and as a whole school e.g Sign2Sing). 
  • Children will be given the opportunity to perform to an audience at least once a year and there will be further opportunities for children to join the choir and or perform with other schools (e.g Singing Playgrounds Project)
  • Children will develop their knowledge of how music is created and learn how to create their own music using both physical instruments and electronic devices. 
  • As they progress through the school, children will build up their music vocabulary, with a specific focus in Year 4 where they will be given weekly whole class instrumental lessons by the music service specialist. 

 

Curriculum Overview