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Intent

Since our last inspection in November 2019, there has been much work done on the music curriculum at De Lucy. Where previously it was taught as part of a themed curriculum, this has been addressed and there is now in place a sequenced, progressive model that follows a discrete scheme. At De Lucy our intent is for all children to develop a lifelong love of music and to develop their talent as musicians. We fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for music through the Charanga scheme of work, which provides a broad and balanced curriculum, ensuring the progressive development of musical concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to offer opportunities for children to: perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods and genres; to learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others; have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument; use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical ability.

Implementation

In EYFS, children sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs, perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others, and – when appropriate – try to move in time with music. In Key Stage 1 and 2, music is taught in weekly lessons. We follow the ‘Charanga’ scheme. Each unit of work comprises of the strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music:

- Listening and appraising

- Musical activities: warm up games, singing, playing instruments, improvisation and composition

- Performing

The map below shows the units followed and the focus being studied. 

Aut 1

Aut 2

Spr 1

Spr 2

Sum 1

Sum 2

Y1

Unit: Hey you!

 

Style: Old School Hip Hop

Unit: Rhythm In The Way We Walk and Banana Rap

 

Style: Reggae, Hip Hop

Unit: In The Groove

 

Style: Blues, Latin, Folk, Funk, Baroque, Bhangra

Unit: Round and Round

 

 

Style: Latin Bossa Nova, Film music, Big Bd Jazz, Mash-up, Latin

Unit: Use your imagination

 

 

Style: Pop

Unit: Reflect, Rewind, Replay

 

Style: Western Classical Music and your choice from Year 1

Y2

Unit: Hands, Feet, Heart

 

Style: South African styles

Unit: Ho Ho Ho

 

Style: Christmas, Big Band, Motown, Elvis, Freedom songs

Unit: I Wanna Play In A Band

 

Style: Rock

Unit: Zootime

 

Style: Reggae

Unit: Friendship Song

 

Style: Coming Soon!

Unit: Reflect, Rewind, Replay

 

Style: Western Classical Music and your choice from Year 2

 

Y3

 

Unit: Let Your Spirit Fly

 

Style: R&B, Western Classical, Musicals, Motown, Soul

Unit: Glockenspiel Stage 1

 

Style: Learning basic instrumental skills by playing tunes in varying styles

Unit: Three Little Birds

 

Style: Reggae

Unit: The Dragon Song

 

Style: A little bit funky and music from around the world

Unit: Bringing Us Together

 

Style: Disco

Unit: Reflect, Rewind and Replay

 

Style: Western Classical Music and your choice from Year 3

Y4

Unit: Mamma Mia

 

Style: ABBA

Unit: Glockenspiel Stage 2

 

Style: Learning basic instrument skills by playing tunes in varying styles

Unit: Stop!

 

Style: Grime, Classical, Bhangra, Tango, Latin Fusion

Unit: Lean On Me

 

Style: Gospel

Unit: Blackbird

 

Style: Classical Pop

Unit: Reflect, Rewind, Replay

 

Style: Western Classical Music and your choice from Year 4

Y5

Unit: Livin' On A Prayer

 

Style: Rock

Unit: Classroom Jazz 1

 

Style: Jazz

Unit: Make You Feel My Love

 

Style: Pop Ballads

Unit: Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

 

Style: Hip Hop

Unit: Dancing In The Street

 

Style: Motown

Unit: Reflect, Rewind, Replay

 

Style: Western Classical Music and your choice

Y6

Unit: Happy

 

Style: Pop and Motown

Unit: Classroom Jazz

 

Style: Jazz, Latin, Blues

Unit: Benjamin Britten - A New Year Carol

 

Style: Benjamin Britten (Western Classical Music), Gospel, Bhangra

Unit: You've Got A Friend

 

Style: The Music of Carole King

Unit: Music and Me

 

Style: Contemporary, music and identity

 

Unit: Reflect, Rewind, Replay

 

Style: Western Classical Music and your choice 

Impact

Children at De Lucy have access to a varied programme that allows them to discover areas of strength, as well as areas they can to improve upon. As the children progress, they develop a growing musical vocabulary that allows them to critically engage with music and increases their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.  We assess through teacher assessment at the end of each unit. Teachers make a judgement on the children’s progress against the learning outcomes for the unit followed.

How parents can help

As music is part of everyday life for so many of us, helping your child at home is easy! Sing along to songs with your child; encourage them to listen to a wide genre of music from across the world. If you want to go further, help them compose, perform and evaluate their creations. All of these things help foster your child’s engagement and enjoyment of music.

Here are some useful links with many more ideas:

https://home-ed.info/heresources/music_resources

https://www.sfebmep.co.uk/2020/04/23/7-free-inclusive-music-resources-for-parents-teachers-and-pupils/

https://www.themusicstudio.ca/music-resources-for-parents.php

https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/playing-music-home

https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/bbc-teach-bring-noise-%E2%80%93-new-content-children-aged-4-7-parents-and-teachers

Partnership Links

The Greenwich Music Hub provides support with the teaching and leading of music. They share information on curriculum developments, best practice and activities and events the school can be involved in.

Subject leader

Miss Bhui

 

Page updated 5th September 2023

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