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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 Music Express 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 excellence.

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 ‘Music Express’ scheme which has inbuilt progression, both within each year and from one year to the next, ensuring consistent musical development. The children learn about and explore how music is created, produced and communicated through use of pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations. It is a participatory and inclusive approach, where children actively listen, explore sounds, perform and compose; they learn to handle and play instruments to create and express their own and others’ music. 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 1: Ourselves 

Exploring Sounds

 

Unit 2: Number

Beat

Unit 3: Animals Pitch

 

Unit 4: Weather

Exploring Sounds

Unit 5: Machines 

Beat

 

Unit 6: Seasons 

Pitch

Unit 7:

Our School

Exploring Sounds

 

Unit 8:

Pattern

Beat

Unit 9: Storytime

Exploring Sounds.

 

Unit 10: Our bodies

Beat

Unit 11:

Travel 

Performance

 

Unit 12: Water

Pitch

Y2

Unit 1:

Ourselves

Exploring Sounds

 

Unit 2:

Toys

Beat

Unit 3:

Our land

Exploring Sounds

 

Unit 4:

Our bodies Beat

Unit 5: Animals 

Pitch

 

Unit 6: Number

Beat

Unit 7:

Our School

Exploring Sounds

 

Unit 8:

Pattern

Beat

Unit 9: Storytime

Exploring Sounds

 

Unit 10: Our bodies

Beat

Unit 11: Water

Pitch

 

Unit 12: Travel

Performance

Y3

Unit 1: Environment 

Composition

 

Unit 2: Building

Beat

Unit 3:

Sounds

Exploring

Sounds

 

Unit 4: Poetry 

Performance

Unit 5:

China

Pitch

 

Unit 6:

Time

Beat

Unit 7:

In the past

Pitch

 

Unit 8: Communication

Composition

Unit 9:

Human body

Structure

 

Unit 10: Singing French

Pitch

Unit 11: Ancient worlds

Structure

 

Unit 12:

Food and drink

Performance

Y4

Unit 1:

Poetry

Performance

 

Unit 2: Environment

Composition

Unit 3: Sounds

Exploring Sounds

 

Unit 4:

Recycling

Structure

Unit 5: Building

Beat

 

Unit 6:

Around the world

Pitch

Unit 7:

Ancient worlds 

Structure

 

Unit 8:

Singing Spanish 

Pitch

Unit 9: Communication

Composition

 

Unit 10:

Time

Beat

Unit 11:

In the past

Notation

 

Unit 12:

Food and drink

Performance

Y5

Unit 1: Our Community

Performance

Unit 2:

Solar system

Listening

Unit 3: Life cycles

Structure

Unit 4:

Keeping healthy

Beat

Unit 5:

At the movies

Composition

Unit 6:

Celebration 

Performance

Y6

Unit 1

World unite

Performance

Unit 2

Journeys

Song cycle

Performance

Unit 3

Growth

Performance

Unit 4

Roots  - Mini musical

Performance

Unit 5

Class Awards show

Performance

Unit 6

Moving on

Performance

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; photographs and video are stored to capture progress throughout the year.

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.

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Subject leader

Ms Macauley

 

Page updated 3rd January 2021

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