‘A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.’ Department of Education, National Curriculum.
At Jennett’s Park CofE we aim to deliver a curriculum which will enable each child to reach their full potential in music, providing them with a solid foundation in musical skills. We want to inspire a love for music by encouraging our children to enjoy singing and by providing opportunities to experience and learn how to play a variety of instruments. We encourage our children to support each other and learn together by singing, playing and performing in ensemble contexts as well as solo. At Jennett’s Park CofE we not only want our children to learn about music but become musicians.
Our curriculum is centred around ‘Charanga’, a music-based scheme, in which the children learn about the interrelated dimensions of music through interactive and stimulating lessons. They have opportunities to sing, listen and respond to a variety of different styles and genres of music and are taught the musical vocabulary needed to describe and appraise the music that they are listening to. Through singing and playing a range of percussion and tuned instruments, our children develop an understanding of pulse, rhythm, pitch and notation. Our children are given opportunities to explore and create their own compositions and evaluate the effectiveness of their ideas.
We offer a mixture of teacher and highly skilled teaching assistant taught lessons. The school also receives high-quality sessions from outside agencies, including the opportunity to learn the pBones and guitar in Key Stage 2.
Children are learning to work both independently and as part of a group, ensuring skills of resilience and teamwork are promoted in this subject. Children are enthused and engaged in the wide variety of music activities.
Opportunities to perform outside of school, within our local environment ensure our children understand its significance and place within the wider world and that these excite and inspire children’s thirst for knowledge and participation in this subject.
Children are engaged, showing enjoyment and be part of the decision-making process.
Digital evidence shows understanding and progression
Children understand and use musical vocabulary within their lessons