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At Broad Oak Community Primary, children gain a firm understanding of what music is through performing, listening and composing. This will include singing, both in class and as a whole school, playing tuned and untuned instruments and evaluating and analysing music across a wide range of musical traditions, cultures and historical periods.

We are committed to developing a curiosity and love for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music. This will lead to the growth of personal preferences.

Children will be provided with opportunities to express their feelings and emotions through music, working independently or as part of an ensemble and to share their work via live performances.

We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge and experience to involve themselves in musical opportunities in a variety of different contexts.

Music Curriculum Implementation

Broad Oak Community Primary has a rich musical tradition. We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built upon year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.

Staff are supported in the teaching of music by the Charanga scheme of work and the use of St.Helens Music Service tutors (Year 3-Year 6) who provide lessons including: guitar, glockenspiel and percussion.

Children participate in weekly whole school singing and performing sessions. These sessions result in children regularly engaging in external singing concerts in support of the community and charity work.

Children have the opportunity to watch in-school concerts provided by external professionals and have external visits to venues such as the Philharmonic Hall.

Music Curriculum Impact

Children at Broad Oak Community Primary will know more, understand more and remember more about music. The impact of our music curriculum will result in our children feeling confident in expressing themselves through music and evaluating performances, pieces and artists. They will know about great composers, musicians and performers and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. Children will develop personal taste in music which will provide a basis for well-being and joy for the rest of their lives.

At Broad Oak Community Primary, we will measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • Images, audio recordings and videos to show children's practical learning to be uploaded to Seesaw
  • 'Pupil Voice' to explore children's learning experience
  • 'Book Look' staff meetings where staff can share good practice and evidence of music throughout the school
  • Lesson observations
  • Annual reporting of standards across the curriculum

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