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 Get Set 4 Music to support our teaching of music. Through the use of this scheme 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.  Using Get Set 4 Music allows for the development and use of  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.

A weekly music assembly gives the opportunity to listen and appraise a wide range of music from different eras.  Children are taught about different  instruments in the orchestra, musical terms and vocabulary.

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.

 Overcoming Barriers

Overcoming Barriers

 Get Set 4 Music - Music Units

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

 

Nursery

 

All About Me

Nursery Rhymes

Around the World

Traditional Tales

Walking in the Jungle

Everyday life

Reception

 

Circus

Space

Whatever the weather

Journeys

Minibeasts

Deep Blue Sea

Year 1

 

Senses

Superheroes

Dinosaurs

Carnival of the Animals

Fantasy and Adventure

At the Seaside

Year 2

 

Folksongs

Great Fire of London

Toys

Four Seasons

 

Oceans

Jupiter

Year 3

 

Stone Age

Volcanoes

Castles

In the Garden

 

Mayans

Greek Myths

Year 4

 

Rivers

Jazz

Ancient China

 

Samba

Minimalism

Words,Words,Words

Year 5

 

Vikings

Melodies of Divinity

 

Planets

Rock and Roll

Animal Kingdom

Africa

Year 6

 

Artic

Electricity

 

 

Garageband

WW2

Reggae

Celebrations