Impact, intent and implementation at St Luke's:
Music is one of the subjects in the National Curriculum. At St. Luke’s we are passionate in delivering high quality lessons in order to enable children to develop the skills to compose and perform as Musicians.
At St. Luke’s we believe that music plays an integral role in helping children to feel part of a community. We provide opportunities for children to create, play, perform and enjoy music both in class and to an audience. Through assemblies and out of school performances, children showcase their talent and their understanding of performing with awareness of others. Our lessons will enable children to develop their skills, appreciate a wide variety of music and develop their confidence in performing.
At St. Luke’s we ensure that staff have a good, up to date knowledge of the curriculum and the content taught at each year group. Teachers develop children’s thinking and understanding by asking differentiated questions to challenge all children’s to abilities. Misconceptions are addressed and children are encouraged to develop their thinking and make links between knowledge taught in previous year groups. Teachers will model the subject-specific vocabulary, knowledge and skills relevant to the learning to allow them to integrate new knowledge into larger concepts. Work completed in Music shows clear progress across year groups and is presented in class displays, whole school displays and in workbooks. Children are given verbal and written feedback on the work that they have produced and understand the steps they must take to make progress in each lesson. Music lessons are broken down into half-termly units and an emphasis is placed on musical vocabulary, allowing children to talk about pieces of music using the correct terminology.
At St. Luke’s teachers regularly assess children and upload data onto our assessment programme ‘Depth of Learning’. Clear progress is demonstrated across the year groups using this system. We aim to ensure that children progress through year groups feeling ready to develop and build on their knowledge and skills. All children are given the opportunity to succeed and make good progress in Music. Evidence of good quality of work including a progression of skills can be found in the children’s music books. By the time children leave St. Luke’s they will have a strong understanding of music and will have an awareness of a wide range of music which they can perform to a class or audience.
We took part in the inspire music session via Zoom today. Year 3 and 4 took part and they really enjoyed it.