Locking Primary School Music Rationale
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. At Locking Primary School our vision is to provide a high quality music education that engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
The Music Curriculum at Locking will:
The Music teaching at Locking will
Each lesson is designed to last for one hour but can be taught in 45 minutes if there are time constraints. Music lessons will not last less than 45 minutes.
An hour long lesson will include:
A 45 minute lesson will include:
Assessment of Music at Locking will:
Formative assessment is key to supporting pupils next steps. All units have lesson by lesson assessment questions. Much of this will be seen verbally in lessons with pupils given time to act on feedback.
Summative assessment through exception reports will be completed at the end of each unit. This assessment will support the teacher including next steps in subsequent units
Curriculum Rationale – Music
We follow the Charanga scheme of work which is based on the requirements of the National Curriculum. Each Unit of Work comprises the of strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music:
Listening and Appraising
Timetabling: each unit lasts 6 weeks at the most. Lessons may be blocked with one longer session in a week or with several shorter sessions across a week, as needed.
The Music Rationale
All activities are based around a song and will start with an opportunity to listen and appraise a song. The lessons will then proceed on to:
Lessons will end with a Perform/Share section when pupils will share what has taken place during the lesson and work towards performing to an audience.