Music - Curriculum Intent
Key Stage 1 National Curriculum Attainment:
Pupils should be able to:
Key stage 2 National Curriculum attainment:
Pupils should be able to:
At Tickford Park Primary School we aim to achieve this by providing opportunities:
- For pupils to become familiar with and skilled in using tuned and un-tuned instruments
- To access equipment which supports pupils learning and individual needs.
- To equip pupils to use musical instruments and creativity to be active participants in a musically rich and diverse world.
- To ensure that music is integrated into the curriculum so that children can apply their music knowledge in a range of contexts.
- To provide access to a range of equipment to support pupils and staff to develop knowledge and skills that create a challenging and stimulating environment
These aims are implemented via the Music Hub provisions and the BBC Ten Pieces programme. These schemes enable children to build on current knowledge and to further develop their skills as they progress through the school.
The MK Music Hub schemes of work is used from Year 1 – 4, followed by the BBC Ten Pieces scheme for years 5 - 6, to ensure a wide exposure to different genres of music, with lots of practical opportunities to explore and develop as musicians and singers.
The school has whole class ensemble teaching in Years 3 and 4 where children are taught a specific musical instrument for a school year. In Year 3, the pupils are currently learning percussion instruments, whereas in Year 4, children are taught the flute. These lessons incorporate teaching musical notation, singing, as well as learning to play an instrument. Follow on group music lessons (in years 5 and 6) are also available to pupils to continue to develop their skills and ability on a musical instrument the following year. Opportunities are taken to perform in class, in whole assemblies and also to parents. Additional opportunities are offered in music, such as the Foundation/Key stage 1 Christmas choir and the Key stage 2 choirs which perform regularly in school and at events in the local community and also takes part in National Music Initiatives such as Voice In A Million, which is held at Wembley Arena, London.
TPPS Music Curriculum Intent
It is our intent that we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to understand rhythm and follow a beat. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. We also teach technical vocabulary such as volume, pitch, beat and rhythm and encourage children to discuss music using these terms.
Children’s knowledge is assessed termly, which is then used to plan next steps for children- using appropriate differentiation where necessary. Teaching staff including outside providers have received training in how to implement the scheme so that children receive the best possible outcomes.
Our objective at TPPS is to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. All classes listen to a range of musical genres on a daily basis and the school takes part in various forms of productions and events within and outside the school environment. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts. These include: singing at the local Christmas lights switch on, Willen Hospice (fund raising events), Kings Arms (local pub), Chartwells Elderly people residential home, Bethany Elderly peoples social club, Milton Keynes Shopping Centre, Milton Keynes Schools Music Festivals, In house Music Festivals, Harvest and Modern Foreign Language Assemblies, Christmas and Summer Fayres, Christmas and end of year productions,
TPPS Music Curriculum Impact
Music assessment is ongoing to inform teachers with their planning, lesson activities and differentiation. Summative assessment is completed at the end of each unit to inform leaders of the improvements or skills that still need to be embedded. Music is monitored throughout all year groups using a variety of strategies such as performances, lesson observations and pupil interviews.