Main Street, Driffield, North Humberside YO25 8AY

01262 488 444

beeford.primary@eastriding.gov.uk

Beeford Church Of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

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Music

Our subject lead for music is Mrs Bell

At Beeford CE (VC) Primary School we value Music because it is a powerful and unique form of communication that can change the way pupils act, think and feel.

It increases self-discipline, creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment. 

Music should (where possible) be cross curricular and based on first-hand experiences.

Aims

To encourage, all pupils to:

perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians

learn to sing and to use their voices

to create and compose music on their own and with others

have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence

understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

Intent

We believe that our children are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum that inspires creativity, develops a love of music and talented musicians. In line with the national curriculum 2014, the curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

Implementation

Music lessons are planned in units and give children the opportunity to increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. A progression of musical skills has been mapped for each year group and is used to ensure that children have opportunities to improve their work. The long-term planning allows children to build upon skills and knowledge to develop an engagement with music. The school uses Music Express at its core and this is supplemented by the Local Authority’s Schools Music service.

Impact

Through our music curriculum our children will become engaged, creative, confident musicians with a genuine interest in the subject and the want to extend their knowledge and skills. Outcomes for each child are recorded at the end of a unit of work and regularly throughout the year and analysed for next steps.

 

Music Progression