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Clophill St Marys CofE lower school

Music

Intent:

Through the teaching of Music we want children to develop an appreciation of and for music by listening and appraising a range of different styles, genres, historical periods, traditions, composers and musicians.  Through these pieces of music we will ensure children gain and develop a progressive understanding of the interrelated dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics, timbre, texture and structure).  With this knowledge base, children will have opportunity to create music using their voices, tuned and un-tuned instruments, gradually developing the skills of composition and an understanding of musical notes and formal notation. 

Implementation:

Mrs. O'Connor is our Music Co-ordinator.

At St. Mary's, Music is taught through "Expressive Arts and Design"  within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Acorn and Chestnut (Nursery and Reception):

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage

We teach the Music National Curriculum in Birch to Oak (Years 1 to 4):

Music Programmes of Study Key Stages 1 and 2

From the EYFS to Year 4, we use the Get Set 4 Music curriculum scheme to teach our Music curriculum (part of Get Set 4 Education). 

We have chosen to use Get Set 4 Music as it provides a high quality, fun and engaging music curriculum which aims to nurture creative, confident children who we hope will strive to reach their full musical potential.

The following table shows which Music topics are taught throughout the school:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

Early Years

(Acorn Nursery 

and

Chestnut Reception)

 

All About Me

 

Nursery Rhymes

 

Traditional Tales

 

Circus

 

Minibeasts

 

Space

Birch

(Year 1)

 

Senses

 

Superheroes

 

Dinosaurs

 

Carnival of the Animals

 

Fantasy and Adventure

 

At the Seaside

Hazel

(Year 2)

 

Folksongs

 

Jupiter

 

Toys

 

Four Seasons

 

Great Fire of London

 

Oceans

Rowan

(Year 3)

 

Castles

 

Volcanoes

 

Greek Myths

 

Stone Age

 

In the Garden

 

Mayans

Oak 

(Year 4)

 

Ancient China

 

Jazz

 

Samba

 

Words, Words, Words

 

Minimalism

 

Rivers

Our Music Development Plan for 2023-2024 can also be found below:

School Music Development Plan 2023-2024

Impact:

All children are assessed in Music by their teachers, on a termly basis.  Mrs. O'Connor then analyses the attainment and progress of the whole school in this area.  This information informs future teaching and learning in Music.