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Music

Music Curriculum Statement

 

At Harefield Primary School, we deliver the Music curriculum, following the National Curriculum.

 

Our Music curriculum’s intention is to provide our pupils with a range of musical experiences, where they can develop a real love for music as a whole, through both musical history and  singing, performing with instruments, listening, improvising, composing, notation and appraising.

 

We tailor and put greater emphasis on specific themes, in response to our pupils needs. For example:

  • Our catchment area is one of the most deprived in Southampton and the economic cost of music tuition and instruments is unaffordable for many. Having considered this, in addition to pupil voice and current popular culture, we have found that our pupil’s value singing knowledge and skills highly, which does not need costly equipment to practice outside of school, so we have put a greater emphasis on singing.
  • In addition, we are currently trialling partially funding a Rock Band extra-curricular club in Yr 4 so that our disadvantaged pupils are given equal opportunities to learn an instrument and receive an enriching musical experience.

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    Our whole curriculum is comprehensibly planned and clearly sequenced and Music follows this consistent design, effectively adapting and developing to meet the needs of ALL pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities and those that are disadvantaged.

     

    Our Music curriculum is taught by the class teacher, who will first revisit prior learning. We return to previous learning, in order for pupils to retrieve knowledge from their long-term memory and build on this, with the introduction of new knowledge. This is through an  approach of clear modelling and scaffolding of new concepts. The pupils will then practise applying this knowledge in a group or individual task and have opportunities to deepen their understanding with reasoning and explanation.

     

    We use key CONCEPTS that are thread through our Music curriculum, from Yr R to Yr 6, in order to build on prior learning and support pupils making strong links in their knowledge, from previous learning.

    Music Topic Overview

    For more information on what your child will be learning in Music, please go to Curriculum/ Yr R to Yr 6 Curriculum Newsletters for the appropriate term.

    Year group

    Autumn

    Spring

    Summer

    1

    Singing (familiar) songs

    Understanding music (musical terms)

    Creating and composing

    Singing (familiar) songs

    Understanding music (musical terms)

    Creating and composing

    2

    Singing

    Understanding music

    Creating, composing and performing.

    Singing (familiar) songs

    Understanding music (musical terms)

    Understanding music (musical terms)

    Creating and composing

    3

    Singing

    Performing on instruments (introduce notation)

    Singing (familiar) songs

    Understanding music (musical terms)

    Creating and composing

    Understanding music (musical terms)

    Creating and composing

    4

    Digital technology

    Musical notation

    Compose, perform and evaluate (singing

    Singing (familiar) songs

    Understanding music (musical terms)

    Creating and composing

    Singing (familiar) songs

    Understanding music (musical terms)

    Creating and composing

    5

    Digital technologies

    Performing (singing)

    Singing (familiar) songs

    Understanding music (musical terms)

    Creating and composing

    Singing (familiar) songs

    Understanding music (musical terms)

    Creating and composing

    6

    Performing (singing)

    Singing (familiar) songs

    Understanding music (musical terms)

     

    Singing (familiar) songs

    Understanding music (musical terms)

    Creating and composing

    Progression Map for Music

    Partnership Information

    Harefield Primary School is proud to be
    a part of the Edwin Jones Partnership

    Edwin Jones Partnership

    Hamwic Education Trust
    Hamwic Teaching Schools Alliance

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