Music

Music at Westlands

Intent

At Westlands Primary, we are committed to ensuring the effective delivery of a music curriculum that is accessible to all our children. Music is a practical, creative subject, which should enhance the lives and learning of all children. Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It gives an opportunity for personal expression and it can play an important part in the personal development of an individual. Music reflects our culture and society and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. Our aim is to promote enthusiasm for and the enjoyment of, music in all its forms and also to develop musical skills and knowledge. By engaging children in musical experiences we can offer our children opportunities to develop skills, attitudes and attributes that can support learning in other areas as well as developing life skills such as listening skills, the ability to concentrate, creativity, self-confidence and a sensitivity towards others. 

Implementation

At Westlands we follow the 2014 National Curriculum and adapt and it to suit the needs of the learners. 

Music is a form of communication and should motivate and inspire pupils. The children participate in, and enjoy weekly singing sessions, they also enjoy listening to a range of genres of music during collective worship. In Year three a specialist teacher works in school and all of the children learn to play the ukulele. Music and singing are promoted in extracurricular activities through our Singing Club and peripatetic lessons. The children enjoy performing for a range of audiences.

Wherever possible links are made through our Creative Curriculum and the children are exposed to a range of historical and cultural styles of music.

For further details of music provision please refer to individual year group’s long term plans and information sent out by class teachers.  

Impact

Our Music Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes with our monitoring processes;
  • Pupil discussions about their learning;
  • Assessment Grids linked to key objectives.
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