Why do we teach Music? (Intention)
At Wildground Federation we aim to give children the skills to be able to enjoy, create and appreciate music. We teach children the foundations of creating, playing, recording, listening, appraising and analysing music technology. In addition music lessons encourage children to be emotionally literate and understand the impact of music on our mood and how this can support a healthy mental and physical state. We want children to embrace new musical technologies. We want music to support learning across the curriculum and to ensure the curriculum is accessible for all. Through music our children develop their learning through performing, listening, analysing, improvising, problem solving, generalising, and using their own emotional and creative skills. They will develop sequential understanding and improve their understanding of musical vocabulary. When children are in music lessons they will develop their resilience and team skills to become more skilled performers.
How do we teach music? (Implementation)
At Wildground Federation music is taught through continuous provision in EYFS with some discreet teaching and through discreet music lessons in key stage 1 and 2. The music curriculum is delivered through our own scheme of work. Each year group learns an instrument and takes part in performances as well as developing composing, listening, singing and appraising skills that also includes information technology. Every lesson in the scheme has been individually planned so that it can be effectively taught using the infrastructure we have in place at school to meet the needs of our pupils. Having discreet lessons means that the children are able to develop depth in their knowledge and skills over the duration of each of their music topics. Where appropriate meaningful links are made between the music curriculum and the wider curriculum. We use a variety of ways to teach children including demonstration teaching; performance, ensemble, independent skills, listening, practice, discussion, interpretation, improvising, composing and analysing music and use collaboration to work on projects.