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.
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.