Belong, Believe, Achieve
Many of our children’s first experiences of music and singing will be through the worship songs that we sing in our Collective Worship. Music is used to promote an atmosphere of worship as children enter the hall for Collective worship.
Music is celebrated as one of the gifts that God gives to us.
The Christian faith is expressed through our hymns and the liturgy through the use of the Nursery Rhyme Mass enabling our youngest children to take part.
During singing assembly when children learn new hymns, they are supported in thinking about what they are singing about. Hymn singing is related to historical worship from the earliest days as recorded in the Bible.
Year 3 attended a music workshop at the cathedral.
The school choir leads the singing during our Collective worship and are invited to sing in church for the Carol Service and on Mothering Sunday. They sing Christmas carols (not Christmas songs) at the velodrome and at a local Residential home.
What are you trying to achieve through the curriculum?
How is your curriculum being delivered?
What is the difference your curriculum is making?
To meet the full requirements of the national Curriculum.
To provide children with the opportunity to experience high quality musical experiences first hand.
To provide children with the language and understanding of the elements of music so that they are able to make judgements and interact with others using the common musical language.
To inspire children to respond to a wide range of musical performances with understanding and sensitivity forming their own opinions and having the vocabulary to express their views.
To provide children with a range of opportunities to help them to discover and develop their own musicality, likes and dislikes.
To provide children with the skills to share their music making through notation and performance.
To develop pupils’ self -confidence and ability to present before an audience.
Video clips before assembly and in lesson time.
Visits from musicians- students from Chetham’s and RNCM
Weekly formal instrumental lessons from Year 2- Year 6. (4 classes taught by a music specialist through the Music Hub)
Focus events: Bringing in a specialist for a day eg Brazilian drumming and dance.
Attending concerts: Stoller Hall. RNCM.
Entering competitions and taking part in workshops with other musicians eg. National Festival
Christmas performances. Key Stage 2 perform in a real theatre.
Mini school concerts.
Beswick’s got talent
Teachers teach composition lessons in class often related to other curriculum areas.
Year 5 and 6 song writing workshop.
Year 5 Opera project.
Children work towards Arts Award accreditation.
One -mile project supports by funding the assistance of an opera singer for the choir.
Some children are being encouraged to work towards Grade 1 music exams.
Choir open to all Year 3 upwards and more able Year 2 singers.
Singing at events in school, church and the local community.
Standards are high.
General singing in school is of a high standard.
School performances are of a very high standard, comments made by parents and members of the theatre company.
A large number of children stay behind for choir.
Choir standards are recorded on the feedback form after Festivals and competitions.
Some children auditioned for parts and have taken parts in a production at a theatre out of school hours.
Children are able to speak confidently on a range of occasions. Many confidently address an audience.
Children have experienced many arts and cultural experiences. This has a positive impact holistically, they enjoy the arts and are engaging with them.
Children continue to play instruments and sing when they go on to secondary school.
In July19 five pupils gained their Grade 1 ABRSM .
In Early Years Foundation Stage, learning is underpinned by the 4 themes of the EYFS Framework:
• Every child is a unique child
• Children learn through positive relationships
• Children learn and develop well in enabling environments
• Children learn and develop in different ways.
With this in mind, music must be taught and used to provide interest, stimulation and enjoyment within the learning environment. Aspects of music such as variation of sound, rhythm and beat are taught with a variety of instruments and media.
Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2)
Pupils are taught to:
Key Stage 2 (Year 3,4,5 and 6)
Pupils are taught to: