Music at St Nicholas
We aim to…
Music at St. Nicholas Primary School aims to provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum and ensure progressive development of music concepts, knowledge, and skills.
How we will achieve our aims…
At St. Nicholas, music teaching is delivered through use of the Charanga scheme of work. Teachers follow the suggested scheme of work, although adaptations can be made using the ‘freestyle’ element of the package to substitute units deemed to be more appropriate for thematic learning in other curriculum areas.
The focus and lessons usually follow a specific learning sequence:
- Listen and Appraise
- Musical Activities (including pulse and rhythm)
- Singing and Voice
- Playing instruments
- Improvisation / Composition
- Perform and Share
How will we know we’ve achieved our aims?
Our music curriculum is planned to demonstrate progression and build on and embed current skills. We measure the success of our music curriculum through the following methods:
- pupil voice
- Photo evidence of the pupils practical learning
- Use of the assessment tools provided within the Charanga scheme
The impact of our music curriculum is also measured in the uptake of our music iRock school club. Children sing with musicality and confidence and can maintain an independent melody line when singing together and use musical vocabulary to describe what they hear. As we develop these skills, we expect more children to become inspired to take up an instrument.