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 maximise the opportunities for every child to succeed, by providing a rich and varied music curriculum, that enhances pupil enjoyment and engagement and promotes independence and creativity.
Medium Term Plans:
Our Music medium term plans detail and map out the knowledge and skills, musical progression, musical elements and styles covered in every year group. Our medium term plans follow the Model Music Curriculum scheme on the Charanga platform. Plans are clear and comprehensive and in line with the National Curriculum to ensure that all children have opportunities to:
- Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and 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:
Music is taught for one hour a week in KS1 and KS2, and is supported in KS2 by co-curricular learning delivered by experienced peripatetic teachers. All pupils in KS2 experience weekly high-quality whole-class ensemble tuition (WCET) which offers our pupils the opportunity to learn to play an instrument on a weekly basis. Opportunities are available for children to receive private music tuition for woodwind, strings, brass and piano.
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, as well as visiting and singing and performing at local church events and in local residential and care homes.