Curriculum Intent

At Junction Farm, we follow the National Curriculum for music, which aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.

Curriculum Implementation

At Junction Farm, we follow the National Curriculum for music, which aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Quality first teaching with opportunity for CPD.
  • Monitoring of the quality of teaching through work scrutiny, planning, acquisition of skills and pupil voice.
  • Enriched opportunities in and beyond the curriculum (expertise, afterschool clubs and class visits).
  • Charanga, online music education resource.
  • Regular performances (Christmas, Easter, End of Year, assemblies)
  • Music assembly
  • Displays
  • Music of the month

Curriculum Impact:

  • Evidence of the progression of skills though ability in performance at different levels.
  • To gain experience and skills, drawing on the support of expertise.
  • Children to enthusiastically be a part of and discuss their learning journey, using enriched vocabulary and discussion of skill.
  • High attainment and progress for all children, supported through relevant intervention.
  • Quality evidence of work across school on display and on social media: share with parents and stakeholders.

Early Years Children will be taught to:

  • Listen to music.
  • Sing songs.
  • Experiment with instruments.
  • Respond to music through actions and independent movement.

Key Stage 1 pupils will be taught to:

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
  • Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
  • Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music.

Key Stage 2 pupils will be taught to:

  • Sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations.
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music.
  • Each child will have the opportunity to learn to play a tuned instrument, currently: Y4 recorders; Y5 cello or violin; Y6 brass instruments.

Key lines of enquiry:

  • Can the children play?
  • Can the children perform?
  • What musical language can the children use?
  • Can the Children respond appropriately to music?

Progression of Knowledge

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Learning Journeys

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