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Intent

At Springwood Junior Academy we want our children to love music. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be music producers, songwriters, composers or performers. Our vision, at Springwood, is to give children access to an engaging and fun music curriculum reflecting the world they live in now, but at the same time giving them access to musical styles throughout history. Children are able to listen and appraise a variety of musical styles alongside performing pieces and creating their own compositions through the use of instruments and technology. To achieve this, all children access a variety of musical games, songs, instruments, music workshops, and extra - curricular activities giving them practical hands on experience. We hope children continue to grow in confidence as they progress through the musical curriculum and become passionate in their responses to music. Added to this, we want children to become more independent learners within this area, reflect upon their learning and develop resilience within the musical world.

As a school, these are our aims:

- To encourage awareness, enjoyment and appreciation of music in all its forms.

- To develop imagination and creativity.

- To help children of all abilities develop positive attitudes and to experience success and satisfaction in music.

- To offer opportunities to sing, play instruments, compose, listen and appraise.

 

 

Implementation

- The childrens' journey will start in Foundations@Springwood through the 'Expressive Arts and Design' strand of the EYFS curriculum. Here they begin to sing and create songs, engage in music making and dancing activities and perform for their peers. Pupils are encouraged to communicate their thoughts and feelings effectivity, talking about their likes and dislikes and expressing their opinions.

- In Key Stages 1 and 2 pupils are taught Music through individual lessons and theme days. The ACET Long Term Planning ensures clear progression between year groups and allows our pupils to build on the skills and knowledge they have acquired. This planning is supported through use of the Charanga music scheme to support non-specialist teachers to develop high quality teaching and learning in music.

- Lessons provide opportunities for children to develop practical skills and progress by listening and appraising, singing, playing, composing, and performing.

- Where possible Music is taught as part of class topics, supporting children to make links between Music and their learning in other subjects such as History, Geography and R.E.

- Children are provided with opportunities to sing and perform music on several occasions during the school year. Christmas concerts involve all children in the school and these singing performances are enjoyed by our school community. Regular curriculum sharing assemblies for parents provide additional opportunities to share musical compositions.

- Rotherham Music Service provide lessons for pupils to learn to play specific instruments, including keyboard, guitar and saxophone.

- After school music clubs give further opportunities for children to enjoy music and develop their skills.

- Assessment of musical skills takes place termly using the ACET wider curriculum tracker.

 

Impact

 The impact of our music curriculum will lead to good progress over time across key stages relative to a child’s individual starting point and their progression of skills. Those children with a particular interest or aptitude in music will be given the opportunity to extend their education in a variety of ways, for example, school performances, extra curriculum opportunities, individual instrument lessons. Children will therefore be expected to leave Springwood reaching at least age expected expectations for music. Our music curriculum will hopefully foster a love and increasing enthusiasm for the subject amongst our children, and a potential for life- long musical study.

 

Websites

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

BBC Bitesize music KS1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z7tnvcw

BBC Bitesize music KS2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zwxhfg8

https://www.classicsforkids.com/kids/