Our music curriculum is mapped out to show a clear progression of skills and knowledge from EYFS to Year 6. At Chorlton C of E we have a specialist music teacher. Opportunities are provided to perform, listen to and evaluate music. Our curriculum gives children a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Children learn to use their voices, create and compose music thinking about pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and musical notation. Through music lessons we enable children to understand musical concepts through a repetition based approach to learning. This approach enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills.
Our Music curriculum is also drawn from:
Our music Curriculum is planned to demonstrate progression and build on and embed current skills. We focus on progression of knowledge and skills in the different musical components and teaching of vocabulary also forms part of the units of work. If children are achieving the knowledge and skills in lessons, then they are deemed to be making good or better progress. We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
The impact of our music curriculum is also measured in the uptake of extra-curricular music sessions and clubs.