Music Mission Statement
In the kingfisher partnership, we believe music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. We aim to inspire and engage all our pupils to develop a love of music, be able to critically engage with music and allow them to compose, perform, evaluate and listen to music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of great composers and musicians.
We are working from the Model Music curriculum to raise the standard of music teaching across the partnership. This is being done by using Charanga’s new Model Music curriculum scheme across ALL classes to deliver consistent music approach.
We enhance our children music journey by giving then daily opportunities to listen and appraise a wide range of different music which is taken from Charangas Music calendar as well as daily singing opportunities in collective worship. A collective worship scheme has been created using Sparkyard in which songs have been specifically selected to enrich children’s singing abilities.
In EYFS, as part of the ELG children are taught many rhymes and songs to support learning but as in mixed aged classes join in the with music lessons (differentiated to their age and stage), collective worship, singing events and the listening calendar along with the rest of the school.
Children are offered the opportunity to take part in extra music lessons with external music teachers who offer private tuition in a number of different instruments.
We also take part in the whole class orchestra scheme for year 4 children provided by the Norfolk Music Service. This includes a term of whole class tuition in an instrument to create a class orchestra.
Each year children are given many opportunities to perform to a wider audience as part of different seasonal festivals and school Productions.
The whole partnership takes part in The Big Sing, which is a county wide mass singing choir where children learn, sing and watch professional musicians.
Music progression of skills