Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and a sense of achievement. The children at Prospect Hill Infant and Nursery are given the opportunities to experience all aspects of music. Through singing, performing, composing and listening to different styles of music we aim to help children realise that music is an integral part of our world.
The intent of our Music curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement in Music.
We intend to build a Music curriculum that results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills as set out in the National Curriculum.
We intend to saturate our Music curriculum with rich vocabulary, high quality stimuli and experiences that will inspire, motivate and foster a life-long appreciation for music.
We intend to thread creative and critical thinking into all aspects of the Music curriculum.
The National Curriculum and the EYFS Framework are used to plan the curriculum.
Our Music curriculum is underpinned by a clear set of skills, sticky knowledge and key vocabulary, with a clear progression from EYFS to Year Two. Our curriculum gives pupils the opportunity to develop both the substantive (practical and theoretical) knowledge and specific disciplinary knowledge they need for the next stage in their learning journey.
We follow the Charanga scheme for music which is a high quality, interactive teaching program created by the Notts Music Hub. The scheme has won many awards for its innovative features.
We also adopt a cross-curricular approach to the teaching or Music. Our long term plans detail how Music is threaded into the half termly topics. The Subject Leader for Music has been instrumental in developing these plans across the EYFS and Key Stage One. (see Curriculum Driver document for Music)
Enrichment activities linked to Music feature regularly in the planning cycles and some showcase/community events have an musical theme.
Open ended music based tasks and skilled questioning techniques are used to encourage creative and critical thinking. Child initiated learning time is also used to encourage children to develop their own musical ideas and compositions.
Children regularly take part in outdoor learning linked to Music. Our Forest School area provides an excellent stimulus for musical activities and compositions.
Our pupils attainment in Art & Design will be inline or exceeding age related expectations.
Our pupils will make good progress from their starting points.
Our pupils will develop a life-long appreciation of Art & Design.
Our pupils will recognise the power of using Art & Design to express feelings, thoughts and ideas.