Music at St Johns
Music Curriculum Intent
At St Johns, our intention for the Music curriculum is to:
- Develop knowledge and skills in music through performing, composing and appraising.
- Develop musical language to appreciate, compose and perform musical pieces.
- Develop knowledge and understanding of worldwide musical history through the ages and understand the impact that British composers have had on the history of music.
- Develop curiosity about all genres of music - to question, enquire and investigate, using a variety of resources and sources.
- Develop a love of music by listening to, creating, composing and performing a wide variety of music, using high quality resources.
- We use a programme of study called Charanga to develop the knowledge and skills in music. We identify key threads for each unit of work. These threads are: Composing, Performing and Appraising
- The units of work are set for each year group. Click the link below to see the long-term plan that shows these units.
- The plans come with all the musical resources needed for the lessons.
- Music is taught in every year group for 2 terms and 3 terms in Reception.
- There are 4 units taught each year from Year 1 to Year 6 and 6 units in Reception.
- We assess pupil progress through ongoing activities including composing, performing and appraising, as well as recording of musical ideas and notation. This is reported to parents at the end of the year as Expected or Not Expected.
- School trips can be used to reinforce work on specific areas of the music curriculum.
- Pupil work is evidenced through videos of performances, blogs and other multi-media.
- Classroom displays can reflect the unit of work or useful vocabulary can be displayed to reinforce musical terminology.