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Music teaching at Acre View Primary School aims to follow the specifications of the National Curriculum; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum and ensuring the progressive development of musical concepts, knowledge and skills. At Acre View Primary School we believe that music plays an integral role in helping children to feel part of a community, therefore we provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music both in class and to an audience.

Intent - What are we trying to achieve?

Through assemblies and Key Stage performances, children showcase their talent and their understanding of performing with awareness of others. Lessons enable children to develop their skills, appreciate a wide variety of music and begin to appraise a range of musical genres. The aims of our Music curriculum are to develop pupils who:

  • Enjoy and have an appreciation for music.
  • Listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, cultures, styles and traditions
  • Can sing and use their voices to create different effects
  • Create and compose music, both on their own and with others.
  • Use a range of musical language.
  • Make judgements and express personal preferences about the quality and style of music.
  • Take part in performances with an awareness of audience.

Implementation How is our vision translated into practice? 

  • The music curriculum ensures pupils sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. This is embedded in the classroom activities and performances and the learning of instruments. 
  • The elements of music are taught in the classroom lessons so that children are able to use some of the language of music to dissect it, and understand how it is made, played, appreciated and analysed.
  • In the classroom pupils learn how to compose focussing on different dimensions of music, which in turn feeds their understanding when listening, playing, or analysing music.

Impact - The Difference Our Curriculum Makes

  • The impact of music teaching at Acre View Primary School can be seen in the confidence children gain by participating in the subject. Children are happy learners within Music. During their time here, children gain wider audience performance experience; every child will have performed regularly, worked in groups and individually, and composed their own work. These experiences greatly benefit their self-esteem, well-being and confidence and contribute to their ability to communicate with a range of audiences. 

  • By the end of Year 6, all pupils will have performed on a number of occasions and have a grasp of how to read and record music, with some pupils able to read music fluently.