“Pupils are engaged and inspired to develop a love of music; developing their talent as musicians, and increasing self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement .”
At Barlby Bridge Community Primary School, it is our intent to make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to understand rhythm and follow a beat. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. Children develop descriptive language skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent different feelings, and emotions. We also teach technical vocabulary such as volume, pitch, beat and rhythm and encourage children to discuss music using these terms
At Barlby Bridge Community Primary School our music teaching offers opportunities to:
- To develop an appreciation of music, skill acquisition and improve the well-being of the children through regular and enjoyable musical learning experiences. To promote a love of music and singing across the curriculum
- To build a musical curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and improved well-being.
- To promote a love of music and singing across a broadened curriculum so that all children know more, remember more and understand more.
At Barlby Bridge we implement a variety of teaching and learning styles which reinforce an expectation that all pupils are capable of achieving high rates of participation and performance in musical activities.
There is a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum through Charanga. Teaching and learning is progressive across all key stages within the strands of music and follows the principles of the Model Music Curriculum. All children in Key Stage 2 have the opportunity experience the playing an instrument (Ukulele, Glockenspiel, Recorder) which is then promoted and encouraged as a form of expression and enjoyment.
Music lessons will engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and develop their talent as musicians, and in turn increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
Children are taught a specific musical instrument for a school year, such as ukuleles, glockenspiels and recorders. These lessons incorporate teaching musical notation, singing, as well as learning to play an instrument. Opportunities are taken to perform in class, in whole assemblies and also to parents and the wider community.
- Children wherever possible to achieve age related expectations in music at the end of their cohort year.
- Children will retain and develop knowledge that is focused on music.·
- Children will have the opportunity to foster their instrumental flare and use this as a form of expression.
- Music assessment is ongoing to inform teachers with their planning, lesson activities and differentiation. The impact of Music teaching throughout all year groups is monitored using a variety of strate