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Curriculum Intent

At Lawrence, we want our children to be open minded, independent, respectful, resilient, active, creative and forward thinking when learning about Music.


 

Curriculum Implementation

Music Implementation EYFS

EYFS

Exploring

EYFS children at Lawrence:

 

sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with

ways of changing them

 

Music Implementation Year 1 to Year 6

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 1

Hey You

Rhythm in the way we walk and the banana rap

In the Groove

Round and Round

 Your

Imagination

Reflect, Rewind

and Replay

Year 2

Hands, feet, heart

Ho,Ho,Ho.

I wanna play in a band

Zootime

Friendships

Reflect, Rewind

and Replay

Year 3

Let Your Spirit Fly

Glockenspiels 2

Three Little Birds

The Dragon Song

       Bringing Us Together

Reflect, Rewind

and Replay

Year 4

Clarinets

Pitch and volume linked to sound in Science

Clarinets

Clarinets

Reflect, Rewind

and Replay

Year 5

Livin’ On a Prayer

Make You Feel My Love

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Dancing in the Street

Reflect, Rewind

and Replay

Year 6

I’ll be there

Classroom jazz 2

Happy

Classroom Jazz 2

You’ve Got a Friend

Reflect, Rewind

and Replay

Our Key Stage 2 Choir sang in Liverpool City Centre again this year - many thanks to Miss Rowley for all of her hard work! It was also another successful year for our Year 4 children - every child achieved their Music Award. Our Year 2 children learned how to Sing with Deaf Hands this year.

 

The Lawrence Charanga Musical School Scheme provides teachers with week-by-week lesson support for each year group in the school. It is ideal for specialist and non-specialist teachers and provides lesson plans, assessment, clear progression, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson. The Scheme supports all the requirements of the national curriculum.

 

In line with the curriculum for music and guidance from Ofsted, this Scheme moves away from the previous levels and learning objective/outcome concepts to an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.

 

Ofsted have stated that “We will not always know the learning outcomes” so segregated learning objectives at the start of each lesson are not appropriate. Instead the interrelated dimensions of music weave through the units to encourage the development of musical skills as the learning progresses through listening and appraising, differing musical activities (including creating and exploring) and performing.

 

How the Scheme is structured

Each Unit of Work comprises the of strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music:

 

  1. Listening and Appraising
  2. Musical Activities
    1. Warm-up Games
    2. Optional Flexible Games
    3. Singing
    4. Playing instruments
    5. Improvisation
    6. Composition

 

Resources/Instruments

  • A class set or half a class set of glockenspiels - this is the most important resource along with any un-tuned percussion instruments you might have in school

 

  • iPad app - glock or un-tuned percussion app can be used

 

  • Clarinets

 

  • If children play band/orchestral instruments, encourage them to use those instruments in the music lesson

 

  • A combination of the above

Curriculum Impact

 

 

Our staff use baseline assessments to regularly assess what the children know as the topic progresses and inform their future planning.

 

Assessment information is integral to our monitoring cycle.  Our monitoring cycle is developed at the beginning of each academic year.  Monitoring in music includes: lesson observations, work scrutinies and pupil voice.

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