At. St. Osmund’s we want our musical learning to be accessible and open to every child, promoted through positive, and appropriately challenging and engaging experiences, all led by teachers and music specialists immersing themselves as part of a vibrant musical community.
We want to provide a broad range of practical musical opportunities that develop children’s imagination, sensitivity, inventiveness and delight - essential elements in a broad and balanced curriculum. The making and composing of music through using voices, singing, using instruments and technologies should be central to every child’s learning experiences from EYFS all the way through to Year 6 at St. Osmund’s.
Medium Term Plans:
Medium term plans adapted from the Charanga platform are clear and comprehensive and in line with the National Curriculum to ensure that all children have the opportunities to:
- Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles/traditions.
- Learn to sing, create and compose music, learn a musical instrument, and use technology.
- Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated
Teaching and Learning:
Teaching and Learning shows progression across all key stages building on the elements of music e.g. pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, texture, timbre, structure and appropriate musical notations.
Using Music Maps in classrooms to display key knowledge, new music vocabulary with definitions, examples of notation, and knowledge of periods of history in music, will support recapping/retrieving on a regular basis.
Links to music are made to develop the children’s learning in appreciating and understanding a wide-range of live and recorded music. We embrace opportunities to participate in local theatre programmes and school cluster First Access music experiences.
All pupils in KS2 experience a First Access high quality and inspiring music making experience which includes beginning/ learning to play an instrument on a weekly basis. There are opportunities for children to continue with private music tuition in woodwind, strings, brass and piano.