“Where words fail, music speaks”

Hans Christian Anderson

At SWP we want our children to love music and give them every opportunity to experience different styles of music.

Some of our children participate in music lessons in school from music teachers from Rotherham music. This provides the children with opportunities, experiences and makes memories. Music enables our children to express themselves either through singing or playing an instrument.

Curriculum intent

Music plays a vital part in promoting a curiosity, a thirst for learning.

At SWP the children have the choice to join the choir club after school and over the past few years to perform and participate in singing outside the local super market, inside the local library at Christmas time and sing at the local care home.

For many years the children have joined many other schools in performing at the young voices concerts, which has been an invaluable experience for them.

Curriculum Implementation

At SWP we use Charanga Musical School scheme which provides teachers with week by week lessons for each year group in the school from 5-11. The scheme provides lesson plans, assessment, clear progression, key vocabulary and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources for every lesson. Our music scheme is based on: listening and appraising; musical activities- creating and exploring; and singing and Performing.

The music scheme of work corresponds with the national curriculum

The national curriculum outlines what the children should learn and be taught in each keystage 1 and 2.

Link to National Curriculum:

Dimensions of Music

In EYFS children will be taught

In KS1 children will be taught

In KS2 children will be taught

Scheme of Work

Curriculum Impact

At SWP children’s musical skills and understanding are built on year on year through following Charanga leading to a spiral curriculum. Assessments are made to inform each child’s progression recording achievements against the national curriculum.

Monitoring of music through planning, learning walks, pupil and staff voices will ensure children progress in music.

“Music education can help spark a child’s imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion.”

 Hillary Clinton

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