Music At Redhill 

Intent

Our intent is to give all children the opportunity to understand, perform and create music. Children will make music, think more musically and consequently become more musical. Children will develop their knowledge of the interrelated dimensions of music and develop their ability when performing, listening, improvising and composing music by considering the quality of the music they produce.

Implementation

The music curriculum is carefully sequenced to enable content to be mastered in the time available. The interrelated dimensions of music-pitch, duration, tempo, timbre, structure, texture and dynamics, will be taught through performing, listening, composing and improvising. Our progression of skills and knowledge documents show how these skills develop year on year with unit overviews showing the knowledge and skills to be returned to and built upon through each block. Powerful knowledge will be revisited with regular, spaced out learning for example the teaching of notation, rhythmic and melodic, which will be regularly revisited and practiced until the knowledge is secure. Formative assessment will be most useful during lessons to provide feedback to children to support them with progress.

Music is taught in weekly sessions for 30 minutes. This is supported by weekly music assemblies, whole class instrumental tuition for Years 4 and 5 and recorder lessons in Year 3. Whole class instrumental tuition is for a 10-week block with the opportunity to continue lessons with the music service teachers. Free tuition is available for children in receipt of free school meals.

Music is also enhanced with our extra-curricular provision. This includes a choir and opportunities for solo and ensemble performances. The children can take part in larger performances including Young Voices for the choir.

Impact

As pupils progress, they will have a deeper understanding of musical elements which will enable them to be more musical in their performance and creation of music. Children will understand how music can be written down and will use this knowledge when performing and composing. They will use their knowledge of the interrelated dimensions of music to develop their own performance and compositions. Through listening and appraising they will develop their understanding of the history of music and musical culture.  Children will meet the end of key stage expectations in the National Curriculum.

Overview

 

Young Voices 2020