The intent of the music curriculum at Lordsgate is to provide opportunities for all children to create, play and perform music. They will develop the skills needed to be able to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, make judgements about the quality of music, be able to compose their own pieces of music and understand the inter-related dimensions of music. We will also encourage the children to make links to what they have been taught and shown previously.
We aim for our pupils to develop the skills to be independent learners within the Music curriculum. Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity children will experience investigative learning and critical engagement with music, enabling our children to be inquisitive, ask questions, seek out answers and form their own opinion. Independence will be further developed by children reflecting upon their knowledge gained and communicating it their own way.
The pupils are taught to appreciate that they form one part of a diverse society both locally and globally. We promote social learning and expect our pupils to show a high regard for the needs of others. Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression and plays an important part in personal development.
Music reflects the culture and society we live in and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world around them. The extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities will be greatly encouraged.
Our Music subject lead is Mrs Donohue
The Skills and Knowledge Progression document shows the progression of skills taught at Lordsgate from Reception to Y6 in the core strands of Music: Performing, Improvising and Composing, Listening and Appraising and The Inter- related Dimensions of Music.