A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. Increasing their self-confidence, creativity and a sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music to sing and compose.
We want our children to recognise the job opportunities in the music industry, music producers, songwriters or rock stars!! We want our children to remember their music lessons in our school and embrace the musical opportunities they are presented with.
The music curriculum has been carefully built and allows the children to develop by ensuring progression and repetition in terms of embedding key learning, knowledge and skills. Children in KS1 start with First Thing Music where the children focus on developing an understanding of beat, rhythm and pitch using Kodaly based singing activities. In KS2 children are taught by Karen Tuffin from Cumbria Music Services - they follow the First Access Sostenuto and Curriculum Delivery Scheme which is a sustained programme that meets the requirements of the National Curriculum whilst also providing the children tuition on a musical instrument (ukulele) throughout the year .
The pupils are assessed against the Progression Overviews and Snapshots and these assessments are used to inform further curriculum developments and provision is adapted accordingly. The subject leader liaises closely with the music specialist to ensure continued progress.