At Springwood Junior Academy we want our pupils to love music. Our vision is to give pupils 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. Pupils 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 pupils access a variety of musical games, songs, instruments, music workshops, and extra - curricular activities giving them practical hands on experience. We hope pupils 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 pupils to become more independent learners within this area, reflect upon their learning and develop resilience within the musical world.
As a school, we aim to
- Encourage awareness, enjoyment and appreciation of music in all its forms.
- Develop imagination and creativity.
- Help pupils of all abilities develop positive attitudes and to experience success and satisfaction in music.
- Offer opportunities to sing, play instruments, compose, listen and appraise.
- The pupils' journeys will start in Foundation Stage 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.
- Lessons provide opportunities for pupils 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 pupils to make links between Music and their learning in other subjects such as History, Geography and R.E.
- Pupils are provided with opportunities to sing and perform music on several occasions during the school year. Christmas concerts involve all pupils in the school and these singing performances are enjoyed by our school community. Regular parental events 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 pupils to enjoy music and develop their skills.
- Assessment of musical skills takes place throughout lessons and events across the year, assessment is formally tracked at the end of each year to support transition and ensure pupils continue to build upon their knowledge and skills.
The impact of our music curriculum will lead to good progress over time across key stages relative to a pupil’s individual starting point and their progression of skills. Those pupils 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. Pupils leave Springwood reaching at least age expected expectations for music. Our music curriculum fosters a love and increasing enthusiasm for the subject amongst our pupils, plus a potential for life- long musical study.
BBC Bitesize music KS1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z7tnvcw
BBC Bitesize music KS2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zwxhfg8
Songs we have learnt in singing assemblies
Sunshine in my heart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e8QOHmilSU
Count on me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPjwihEYI1U
Power in me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CAL3OC-Qfk
Build it high https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-2rKbMBZW8
Three Little Birds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ore4obZ3BEA