Our music co-ordinator is Miss Adesina.
What is our aim and vision? (Intent)
At Colegrave Primary School, it is our intent that we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to understand rhythm and follow a beat. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. Children develop descriptive language skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent different feelings, emotions and narratives. We also teach technical vocabulary such as volume, pitch, beat and rhythm and encourage children to discuss music using these terms. Children at Colegrave are given the chance to perform to others through singing celebration assemblies, theatre performances and carnival.
How are we teaching and assessing? (Implementation)
At Colegrave we follow the Charanga scheme of work is used from Year 1 - 6 to ensure a wide exposure to different genres of music, with lots of practical opportunities to explore and develop as musicians and singers. Music is taught fortnightly for 1hr to every year group. Lessons follow these areas: listen & appraise, musical activities and perform & share
Additional opportunities are offered in music, such as in year 2 where the children learn recorder and perform ‘London’s burning’. Our school choir performs at events in the local community and our reception children sing at the local care home.
What are the outcomes and achievements? (Impact)
Our children are encouraged to be confident in being able to safely express their views and opinions. Children are able to critique, evaluate different genres of music. Within our music curriculum we have high standards, and this is monitored through lesson observations, pupil voice and learning walks. Our school choir performs at various school events.