Rationale- What has informed our curriculum design in music?
We believe that the teaching of music offers our learners the opportunity to develop their
creativity, self-expression and confidence. Alongside this, children are able to develop their understanding of a wide range of musical genres and instruments which helps them to broaden their cultural horizons. Music encourages children to understand the importance of practising and perfecting skills as well as engaging in cognitive tasks such as rehearsing, planning and evaluating which have implications for effective learning across the curriculum. We believe in encouraging children on their musical journeys as well as giving them opportunities to connect with others. We hope to foster a lifelong love of music by providing a diverse menu of musical styles which represent different periods of history and cultures.
Intent- what are our aims?
At Pomphlett Primary school, we recognise the important role of music in children’s development. Our high quality music education meets the National Curriculum aim of ‘engaging and inspiring pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians,’ in order to ‘increase self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.'
All Pomphlett, children from Foundation Stage through to Year 6, are encouraged to express themselves musically and creatively. They are taught to:
Implementation - How do we teach music?
Children at Pomphlett experience music in a range of contexts:
Impact: How will we know this?
As a result of the musical curriculum that we offer, we hope that our Pomphlett musicians will be able to show:
• A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work.
• A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of technical expertise.
• Very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres.
• An excellent understanding of how musical provenance - the historical, social and cultural origins of music - contributes to the diversity of musical styles.
• The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately.
• A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.
They will leave our school with a love of and appreciation this extremely creative subject and through its study will have increased their ‘self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement’
(National Curriculum 2014)