INTENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPACT
- Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
- Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
- Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including
through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture,
structure and appropriate musical notations.
- Provide opportunities for children to explore the school’s learning behaviours of being
proactive, determined, inventive and reflective through the teaching of music.
How is this subject planned?
- The National Curriculum is taught in
KS1 and KS2.
- In the Early Years the Foundation Stage Curriculum is taught.
- Long term planning for each class
shows the areas of study and the
musical elements in focus
How is this subject taught?
- Music is taught by a specialist music
teacher to each class on a weekly basis for one hour a week.
- Peripatetic instrumental music lessons are provided for individuals/small groups of children on weekly basis in strings, woodwind and keyboard.
- Music, particularly singing, is an
essential part of assemblies,
services/festivals in church and school productions. An annual music concert provides a focus for musical
- When they arise, opportunities are
taken for children to work with other
musicians from the local area and
- An after-school choir club meets each
week for two terms of the year. It
performs at school events and
sometimes further afield – eg local carol singing, community choir concerts and the Southampton Festival of Music and Drama.
How is this subject assessed?
- By the end of each key stage, pupils
are expected to know, apply and
understand the content, skills and
processes specified in the relevant
programme of study. The specialist
music teacher makes assessments
- Assessment of music is reported to parents in the annual report.
How is this subject monitored?
- This subject is in focus once every three years. When in focus there will be an action plan to develop the subject which will be monitored by governors on the curriculum committee.
- The subject leader is responsible for
monitoring the planning, teaching and
assessment of the subject. This is
achieved through lesson observations by the HT, pupil conferencing, questionnaires, discussions with the music specialist and liaison with governors.
Music Skills Progression
Music Subject Overview