Our Vision at Corporation Road
Learning music has intrinsic value and can be a positive device for social justice. Music is a universal language which connects us all together despite our academic, social, cultural, or economic backgrounds. The opportunity to engage in musical experiences is crucial for the development of the whole child.
Music stimulates brain development in pupils, improving their communication, memory, thinking and creative skills, developing self- esteem, and improving their emotional well-being. By engaging in our progressive and enjoyable music curriculum, pupils learn the skills of performing, singing, composing, and improvising, while developing and building upon their appreciation of a variety of music, past and present. Children are nurtured and empowered to grow and flourish musically at their own pace, and find their talent as a musician, despite their starting points.
Pupils leave with a range of musical skills, knowledge and an understanding and love of music which they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.
|Music genres and styles, history of music and great composers||Appreciation & Understanding, Listening and Vocabulary|
|Play musically with increasing confidence and control||Performing, Singing, Instruments and Notation|
|Musical composition and structure||Composing and Interrelated Dimensions|
End Points of the Music Map
For children to understand how their community and others around the world have been influenced, and have influenced music, past and present, near and far.
Gender & Equality
Children will know that everyone should have equal opportunities within music. Our children will learn how music was influenced by the beliefs of society during different eras and how gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, class, income, health and disability, race and beliefs have been influenced by music and how their acceptance in music has changed and improved throughout history.
Children will feel a sense of belonging to their immediate and wider community. Children will learn how music has influenced change, socially and politically, and how this change can bring about an improvement in the life chance of everyone within communities around the world.
Legacy & Impact
Children will understand how composers and artists, past and present, have impacted and influenced society, socially, politically and culturally. Children will be able to see the impact they could have on music and their ability to make their mark on their local and wider community.
Year 1 and 2
Listening – Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
Singing – Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.Instruments -Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
Composing – Experiment with, create, select, and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
Year 3, 4, 5 and 6
Listening – Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memoryAppreciation and Understanding -Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians. Develop an understanding of the history of music.
Performing – Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control, and expression
Composing – Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music