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Music

Intent

At Park End Primary, we are committed to ensuring the effective delivery of an engaging music curriculum that is accessible to all our children. Music is a practical, creative subject, which has the ability to enhance the lives and learning of all children. Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It gives an opportunity for personal expression and it can play an important part in the personal development of an individual. Music reflects our culture and society and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in.

We intend for children to listen to a wide range of music, from different genres, across different eras. This gives them the opportunity to think critically about what they are listening to. As well as this, it allows them to pick out key features of genres of music which they can later use in their own music. Enabling them to listen to music across time, from the past to the present, gives them the opportunity to understand how music has developed and changed as a result of events of the time.

Our intention is to give children the opportunities to develop their imagination and creativity through a range of musical activities. This will enable them to be creative and explore their use of sounds by considering the inter-related dimensions of music. They will be able to work both individually and as part of a group to create their own pieces of music.

Another intention is to give children as many opportunities as possible to perform together in order to develop their self-confidence.  This may be a range of pre-composed songs, which they can perform in their own style or recreate, or songs which they have composed themselves.

Implementation

Our aims are embedded within our music lessons and opportunities are provided as part of the wider curriculum.

As part of our wider school life, we also use cross-curricular opportunities to explore our love of music.  Children are given opportunities to perform in school productions, external music events and in the wider community.  Children also have access to extra-curricular activities such as the school choir.

Impact

Our music curriculum is rich, engaging and demonstrates clear progression so that pupils can meet the requirements of the National Curriculum.  We measure the impact of our curriculum against the following criteria:

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