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Wigton Moor

Primary School

Everyone learns and everyone achieves because everyone matters!

Music

Intent

At Wigton Moor everyone learns, everyone achieves and everyone matters!  We recognise that a high quality music education matters and can increase self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.  Our diverse community bring a diverse range of music experience and knowledge which we see across the school.  Our curriculum ensure children of all ages and abilities sing, perform, compose and listen to a range of music using a range of instruments.  We all perform in productions.  We all sing in assemblies. We all learn to play instruments and we aim to foster a life-long love and interest in Music.

 

Implementation

Our no ceiling approach to differentiation means all pupils, the least able, pupils with SEND and the most able, 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.  Our base line is always what is set out in the national curriculum and more recently the guidance through the Model Music Curriculum released in March 2021.

We use several schemes to support our teaching of music which means specialists and non-specialists can teach with confidence and quality.  Vocabulary and language is at the heart of much of what we do.  The Charanga scheme, BBC teach and the 10 Pieces work and the local authority all add to a rich and important planned curriculum.  Not only that, in whole school assemblies we listen to a wide variety of music and talk about genres, instruments, composition and history.  In singing assemblies we learn to sing and to use our voices.  These skills are put into practise in whole year group performances spread across the year.  We provide opportunities for pupils to create and compose music on their own and with others.  This can be done using recorders in KS1, glockenspiel and xylophones in lower KS2 or Ukuleles in upper Ks2.  On top of this all pupils have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument with the support of our peripatetic music teachers.

Impact

We know that children learn more and remember more because our curriculum revisits many key aspects and we see the impact of teaching in the knowledge and skills pupils demonstrate.  Our consistent use of assessment for learning and assessment quadrants means that teachers are always looking to adapt and improve where possible.

 

Music Long Term Plan 2021-22

Example Trumpet lessons

Example Flute lessons

Example Clarinet lessons

Example Keyboard lessons

Example Violin lessons

Example Guitar lessons

KS2 Recorder lessons

Violinists performing to each class

Orchestra

Reception - Exploring how sounds can be changed using musical instruments

Year 1 - Creating music for Handa's Surprise

Year 2 - Creating fire sounds for Fire Of London Day

Year 2 - Playing Hot Cross Buns on the recorder in the Easter assembly

Year 2 - Playing London's Burning for Fire of London Day

Year 3 - Learning about pitch

Year 4 - Learning about pitch and dynamics by using and making musical instruments during a sound workshop

Year 5 - Performing songs as part of their concert about the Saxons

Year 6 - Composing and recording music using musical notation

Year 6 - Class ukelele lessons

Children performed songs, danced and played instruments from around the world in One World Assembly

Music making at playtime in the FS and KS1 playground

The School learning a song with actions.

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