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Bridgtown Primary School

OUR VISION: HAND IN HAND - BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

  1. Curriculum
  2. Music

Curriculum - Music

Welcome to our Music Curriculum page. The website is currently undergoing some exciting updates. Content is gradually being added. The website will be finalised by April 2024.

 

At Bridgtown our vision is to provide children with as many opportunities to showcase and excel within their creativity in music. Our inspiring music curriculum, delivered through Kapow and Rock It, encourages pupils to express themselves through a range of music, increase their self-confidence and celebrate their creativity. Our aim is to provide the children with an open and creative curriculum and for the children to look forward to their music lessons with excitement.

 

 

Curriculum Rationale

At Bridgtown we acknowledge the uniqueness of all children, their ability to be creative and challenged, to celebrate their diversity, interests, cultures and talents. We have high expectations and challenge them to be confident, happy and reach their full potential. Our Kapow music curriculum exposes the pupils to a wide range of cultures and diversity showcasing the world of music to the children from EYFS to Year 6. We want pupils to enjoy and look forward to their music lessons.

We encourage children and their parents to take part, to be active, to take responsibility and contribute to the school community and work in partnership with us to help the children to achieve their goals. We believe in doing our best and having the courage to take risks and celebrate our success which will enable us to become successful and confident learners.

 

Music in EYFS

Through Expressive Arts, children are taught to sing songs, make music and dance. As a school we follow the Kapow Primary Music scheme, this covers the entirety of the school. In EYFS, the scheme in sequenced into 5 lessons per unit and has links to topics such as transport, movement, celebrations and stories. The pupils are taught the basics of music and the lessons are a natural precursor to the Year 1 Music plans. In EYFS, the children enjoy listening and responding to different styles of music, learning to sing, joining in with nursery rhymes and action songs which leads to playing classroom instruments and performing for others.

What does Music look like in EYFS?

 

Music in KS1 & KS2

Our Music Curriculum is designed:

  • to teach the children about a wide range of culture and diversity
  • to deliver a range of content that enables the children to learn new skills and knowledge
  • to guide the children to showcase their creativity.

Our Music Curriculum Structure:

The scheme follows on from EYFS to KS1 and then through to KS2. Music is taught once a week in KS1 using the Kapow Primary Music scheme with Year 2 having an additional half an hour lesson each week from our music provider, Rock It. This allows the Year 2 children to build a bank of practical skills and knowledge that they can progress with in KS2 during Rock It lessons. In KS2 all the pupils receive a half an hour music lesson with our provider Rock-IT. The Rock It project lessons focus on four elements singing, listening, composing and performing/instrumental performance. In the majority of lessons, the class becomes an ensemble through which all the understanding of all 4 areas can be developed. There will be a number of instrumental options used and explored throughout the course of a pupil’s journey throughout primary school using Keyboards/ Glockenspiel/ Drum kits (tuned and untuned percussion) and Steel Pans (tuned percussion). The Rock It project lessons meet the aim of the National Curriculum and the Model Music Curriculum the same as the Kapow Primary Music lessons. In KS2, the children also have a half day of Kapow Music each half term to work on the theory aspects of Music. Class teachers may choose aspects of the Kapow Music scheme they feel appropriate out of the unit they are covering that half term to teach in that half day. As the Kapow Music scheme is a spiral curriculum, it means the children cover all the skills and knowledge that they require throughout the course of their school journey. The lessons taught as part of the Rock It project have been adapted to meet the needs of our school, the project providers have written a Curriculum for our school linking to Kapow to ensure that the two means of music teaching run alongside each other and are linking not two separate entities.

Within the children’s music lessons progression of skills and knowledge is evident with each lesson and year building upon the children’s skills and knowledge. From Year 2 the children have access to specialist music teaching ensuring that high quality teaching is delivered. The children are exposed to high quality subject specific vocabulary through their music lessons with the Rock It project and the Kapow lessons.

 

KS1 & KS2 overview

Long term plan

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6