Music

Subject Intent

At Saviour, our music curriculum is designed to meet the aims of the National Curriculum.

  • We aim to build a musical curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and improved well-being.
  • We aim to promote a love of music and singing across a broadened curriculum.

 

Implementation

To build a musical curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and improved well-being.

  • We have a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum through Charanga.
  • Teaching and Learning shows progression across all Key Stages within the strands for music.
  • We have a professional, peripatetic teacher from One Education who works with Year 3 and is currently teaching the children to play the ukulele.
  • Children from Year 4 have the option to play the pBone in a small group with a professional teacher.
  • Teachers try to sing songs related to a broad range of curriculum areas to enrich and stimulate learning.
  • All children sing regularly in assemblies.

To promote a love of music and singing across a broadened curriculum.

  • Children access extra-curricular musical participation opportunities through the school choir which is led by a skilled singing teacher.
  • All children get the experience of singing to a wider audience through regular showcases. In the Autumn term, each class learnt a song by a Manchester band and sang this in front of the school and parents.
  • Each class will have the opportunity to compose a song about Manchester with a composer.
  • Every year, a class has signed up to Singaround providing them with the opportunity to sing in front of an audience and other schools.
  • Children is Year 2, 3 and 4 sing Christmas carols in front of an audience in our local church. 
  • Children enter singing competitions to provide a purpose and motivation for singing.
  • Visitors are invited to school to sing to the children or to teach them to play an instrument.
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