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Music Curriculum
Intent, Implement and Impact

The intent of our Music curriculum is to inspire our pupils to develop a love of music. We want to nurture their creativity and develop their skills and talents as musicians. Here at Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, we aim to provide a rich, varied learning experience that covers all aspects of music and develops a curiosity for the subject as well as promoting pupil well-being. Our Music curriculum is knowledge and skills based. Our children listen and appraise a range of styles of music and musicians, developing an understanding of the inter-related dimensions of music. They learn to sing and play musical instruments as well as compose their own music.

Our school ensures children sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. This is embedded in the classroom practise and other musical opportunities. Our music curriculum is implemented using the progressive Charanga scheme of work, allowing us to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Music. Charanga follows a repetition-based approach to learning to enable a secure, deep learning along with mastery of musical skills. Charanga lessons are planned in sequences to provide children with the opportunities to review, remember, deepen and apply their understanding. At Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, we also enhance their learning experiences beyond the classroom to engage and enthuse our children’s minds by participating in large-scale events when opportunities arise – Young Voices and Shakespeare. These performance opportunities arise throughout the year – Christmas productions, assemblies, services and masses along with a final Y6 production. Our KS2 classes receive specialist instrumental lessons. There are extra-curricular music activities available throughout the year. Children are able to participate in choir and instrumental lessons throughout the year.

The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children leave our school with a passion and enjoyment for music. Our children are able to enjoy and appreciate music as a listener, creator and performer. They will develop an understanding of the inter-related dimensions of music and have an understanding and appreciation of the work of a range of musicians and composers. Children will demonstrate progression of musical knowledge and skills, which they continue to develop and master as they move throughout the school. This will ensure they are prepared for the Music Curriculum in KS3. Those children with interests outside of school are encouraged to showcase these in their classes and assembly. Our children will have an understanding of how to further develop skills should they wish to.

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