Music Statement of Intent
At Lady Seawards the curriculum will enable each child to express themselves and be creative in response rich and inspiring stimulus.
Our intention is that each child will embark and achieve the following pathway whilst attending Lady Seward’s:
Explore the world of music as a participant, explore music as an audience member, research and investigate musical artists and share and celebrate the music with others.
We adopt the Charanga Musical Scheme. The Charanga Musical School Scheme provides teachers with week-by-week lesson support for each year group in the school. It is ideal for specialist and non-specialist teachers and provides lesson plans, assessment, clear progression, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson. The Scheme supports all the requirements of the national curriculum. The lessons are sequenced so that the children are able to review, remember, deepen and apply their learning, which is consistent across year groups.
Our delivery of this music curriculum ensures that all children listen, sing, compose, notate and perform as musicians throughout their music learning. This is embedded in our music lessons, extracurricular activities and weekly singing assemblies.
The elements of music are taught in our classroom lessons and we encourage our children to refer back to their previous learning so that we are able to embed the musical vocabulary within future learning. We make use of our working walls to visually show our music journey and to reinforce the teaching of musical vocabulary.
Our curriculum ensures all children have opportunities to play tuned and untuned percussion instruments to enable the children develop their musical skills. They learn how to compose using the different dimensions of music to create rhythms and explore different styles. Children learn how to make use of informal notations when making music and this develops on to recognising formal notations. Our music curriculum enables our children to create a performance as a product of their learning.
Our pupils have frequent opportunities to have musical instrument lessons, join musical ensembles and perform to a range of audiences throughout their school life.
Key aims linked to our intent
Each Unit of Work comprises the of strands of musical learning which correspond with the national
curriculum for music:
OptionalFlexible Game Singing Playing instruments Improvisation Composition Performing