The Reddings Primary & Nursery School

Music Intent, Implementation and Impact

Intent

To enable our children to leave The Reddings as musically literate children and instil in them a lifelong love of music.

At The Reddings Primary and Nursery School we believe that music plays an important role in helping children to feel part of a community. The children at The Reddings are provided with opportunities to play, create, perform and enjoy music both in class and to an audience. They can
showcase their compositions and improvisations to a piece of music to a range of audiences. This takes place in many forms such as assemblies, class performances and seasonal productions. In music lessons, the children are consistently developing a range of skills, including listening, singing, playing, evaluating and composing across a wider variety of historical periods, styles, traditions and musical genres.

Implementation

The Reddings’ music curriculum ensures children can sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. This is embedded during our music blocks and activities that may take place in other areas of the curriculum. We use the musical program Charanga to support our teaching of music. Through the
use of Charanga, children are exposed to a wide range of musical genres and composers and start to develop an understanding of how music has changed overtime.

A progression of skills document has been made to show the development across different year groups and how the skills they were taught early on, are repeated in order to embed and consolidate learning. The children are exposed to, and given the opportunity, to learn music specific vocabulary in a meaningful context. Through using Charanga, children are involved in developing and using their singing voices, body percussion and actions. In addition, they learn how to handle and play classroom instruments.

We provide children with the opportunity to enjoy music outside of taught lessons by running a choir during lunchtime. During this, the children are exposed to performing in a range of ways, including small concerts, fundraisers and nationwide projects such as Young Voices. In addition to this, they are exposed to a range of genres and musical styles that they may not be familiar with. This helps to consolidate the children’s learning in music lessons and allows them to develop their knowledge and skills of music specific terminology.

Within the Early Years Foundation Stage, children are exposed to a wide variety of songs and rhymes and they start to learn how to perform together.

Impact

The children at The Reddings enjoy their music lessons and the range of activities that take place. They are eager to improve their skills and use music specific vocabulary to explain and evaluate. The children gain knowledge on how music has changed overtime, through listening to a range of
high-quality pieces of music, from a range of genres and styles.

They are inspired to develop a love for music and seek out opportunities to take part in what they love. For some children, music builds confidence and self-esteem and allows them to be creative in what they do and feel a sense of achievement.

Year 1

Spring Term

In The Groove

Round and Round

Summer Term

Your imagination

Year 2

Spring Term

I Wanna Play In A Band

Zootime

Summer Term

Friendship Song

Year 3

Spring Term

Three Little Birds

The Dragon Song

Summer Term

Bringing us together

Year 4

Spring Term

Stop!

Lean On Me

Summer Term

Blackbird

Year 5

Spring Term

Make You Feel My Love

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

Summer Term 

Dancing in the street

Year 6 

Spring Term

A New Year Carol

You’ve Got A Friend

Summer Term 

Music and me