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Intent

 

At Kingsbury our aim is to provide a music curriculum which will enable each child to reach their full potential in music, encourage children to enjoy singing, improvising, composing and performing.  We also provide children with the opportunity to perform in front of an audience both within and outside of school.

All about Music at KPS

 

Implementation - Charanga

Charanga is a scheme of work which offers a topic-based approach to support children’s learning in music. A steady progression plan has been built into Charanga, both within each year and from one year to the next, ensuring consistent musical development. By using Charanga as the basis of a scheme of work, we can ensure that they are fulfilling the aims for musical learning stated in the National Curriculum:

 

Charanga includes many examples of music styles and genres from different times and places. These are explored through the language of music via active listening, performing and composing activities, which enable understanding of the context and genre.

 

Charanga provides a classroom-based, participatory and inclusive approach to music learning. Throughout the scheme, children are actively involved in using and developing their singing voices, using body percussion and whole body actions, and learning to handle and play classroom instruments effectively to create and express their own and others’ music. Through a range of whole class, group and individual activities, children have opportunities to explore sounds, listen actively, compose and perform.

 

Reception

Communication and Language

Reading frequently to children, and engaging them actively in stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems, and then providing them with extensive opportunities to use and embed new words in a range of contexts, will give children the opportunity to thrive.

 

Expressive Art and Design

The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see,hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe.

 

Lessons:
During music lessons children will be given opportunities to learn music specific vocabulary in a meaningful context. During the lesson children will be given opportunities to apply skill and given chance for collaboration through composition. 

 

Enhancements:
There is also the opportunity to join the school choir which participates in Young Voices annually.

 

The school choir has good links in the community and are often involved in community events.

 

Through transition work with the secondary school, the Y5 children rehearse and then perform with other schools within our cluster. 

 

 

Singing Assembly

Each Key Stage has a weekly singing assembly and all children listen to a range of musical styles at the start of each assembly.

 

Impact

Music is monitored by the subject leader throughout all year groups using a variety of strategies such as, lesson observations, staff discussions and pupil interviews.

 

EYFS assess against ELG.

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