“Shout for joy to God our defender; sing praise to the God of Jacob!” (Psalm 81:1)
- Foster a love and joy of music through listening and exploring high quality examples.
- Provide high quality teaching of singing so children can create and be composers of music.
- Provide opportunities to perform, listen to, review, and evaluate music.
- Understand and explore how music is created, produced, and communicated.
- Gain a firm understanding of music through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a variety of historical periods, styles, traditions and musical genres.
- Children to develop a curiosity and appreciation of music, be involved in musical activities and be able to understand and use the technical language associated with the subject.
- Music in Key Stage 2 is taught by a music specialist from Wigan Music Service and in Key Stage 1 it is delivered by Wigan Wider Opportunities. In the Early Years it is taught by the class teachers daily and through continuous provision.
- Children are taught to describe key characteristics as well as understand and use technical terminology and specialist vocabulary.
- Whilst gathering for whole school assemblies, children listen to a wide range of genres of music – introducing them to classical music and different composers and their work and enabling them to identify and appreciate different styles and genres.
- Children undertake independent work, and can work in groups, perform as a class and discuss their work with their peers.
- Our choir meets once a week during lunch to rehearse and has extremely committed members.
- Opportunities for children to learn an instrument in school as an extra-curricular activity.
- Assessment through pupil voice, observations, performances to parents and school family and ongoing formative self/peer/teacher assessment.
- At the end of each academic school year children are assessed against age related expectations and this is recorded in a learning log. This is then reported to parents.
- Children to have a love of music and good technical knowledge to support this.
- Children achieving age related expectations in music at the end of their cohort year.
- Upskilled teachers through good quality CPD as they take part in the lessons provided by Wigan Wide Opportunities.
- We have a significant number of children who are having private lessons to be taught how to play an instrument ranging from guitar, violin, recorder to drums!
- Our school choir is a big presence in our school community and perform whenever possible.