Music Curriculum Statement
At Badsworth C of E Junior and Infant School, children will gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of musical styles, traditions, and genres. We are committed to developing a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding of the importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the universal role music plays in everyone’s life. We aim to provide children with the opportunity to progress to the next level of their creative excellence.
Enjoyment is at the centre of our creative arts teaching and learning. Our music curriculum ensures children listen, sing, play, perform and evaluate. These aspects of music can be seen in the classroom activities as well as during weekly singing collective worship, various concerts and performances and the learning of instruments both in classroom sessions and through the Wakefield Music Services.
Through the musical program Charanga, teachers are able to deliver inclusive lessons for all children to access the musical curriculum in a fun and engaging way, further promoting a love of learning.
Charanga lessons are planned in sequences to provide children with the opportunities to review, remember, deepen and apply their understanding.
Due to the progressive nature of the scheme, children develop the skills needed to create and compose pieces that demonstrate the use of the musical notations appropriate to their year group.
Beyond the National Curriculum to further and support their love and understanding of music, all children have access to the Wakefield Music Services when they can access peripatetic tutoring and a vast array of musical opportunities. These include having visitors with a musical talent, visiting concerts and school productions
Children at Badsworth C of E Junior and Infant School are able to enjoy music in as many ways as they choose – either as listener, creator or performer. Children are able to discuss and share their own thoughts, opinions and ideas, acknowledging and respecting that these may vary and that this is a really positive thing. Children have an understanding of culture and history through music, both in relation to children individually, as well as ethnicities and cultures from across the world. As a result of effective teaching, learners are able to listen, sing, play, perform and analyse pieces of music covering a range of styles. When critiquing pieces, children confidently use the fundamental elements and subject specific vocabulary to share their thoughts and opinions. They can dissect music and comprehend its parts.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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