"Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand."
Subject Leader: Vicky Bayliss
Subject Governor: Annabel Young
Music Curriculum Intent
It is our intention for all pupils to leave Pinders Primary as performers and composers with a love of music for life.
How is the content/theme chosen?
We invest in the
Our Statutory National Curriculum Programme for Music
How is the subject taught?
At Pinders Primary School, a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum is in place. A two year long term rolling programme maps out the coverage of the discrete teaching and learning opportunities for children to use and explore a variety of musical skills and knowledge. At our school, we use the 'Charanga' program and have tailored this to meet the needs of our school. We teach music weekly so that skills can be built upon.
Below is how we deliver a music lesson at Pinders Primary:
All children in Key Stage 2 in Pinders Primary are provided with lessons from a specialist music teacher in the ukulele (Lower Key Stage 2) and the djembe (Upper Key Stage 2).
A selection of children also have specialist tuition weekly, learning either the violin or the trumpet.
How do we ensure progression of knowledge and skills?
At Pinders Primary School we have a comprehensive skills progression document, to ensure sequenced and appropriate content for specific year groups, as well as a build up of skills.
Becoming a Musician
When children are learning about music through a discrete teaching session, they are explicitly told that today they are going to be 'musicians'. They are then reminded of the key skills that they will learn, use and develop within music.
Teaching Music in EYFS
Planning and teaching in EYFS is similar to that in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The children are expected to develop a specific set of skills and knowledge appropriate to their age. This is often beyond the expectations that are set out in the end of year Early Learning Goals, as we prepare them with the skills they need for year 1.
As well as weekly 'Charanga' Music lessons where we discretely teach the knowledge and skills, children in EYFS are given the opportunity to continually practise and embed their music skills through the areas of provision set up in the indoor and outdoor learning environments.
Music and British Values
Reading in Music
Books are a central part of our Music curriculum and every new topic starts with a book.
Below is an overview of the books embedded into our Music curriculum.
How do we develop cultural capital in Music?
Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours and skills that a child can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a pupil will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.
Cultural capital is at the heart of our Music curriculum at Pinders Primary School. We ensure that throughout the children's musical education they can experience listening to and performing a wide variety of genres from different cultures. These include reggae, classical, jazz, rock, blues, pop, folk, hip-hop, ballads and many more. Each genre stems from a different part of the world and builds children’s knowledge and understanding of these places. We also learn about a variety of composers/performers from different genres and parts of the world in our assemblies.
Significant people in Music
Our curriculum provides our pupils with the opportunities to know about great composers/performers both in the past and present.
What does Music look like at Pinders Primary School?
Music research links