At St Patrick's we believe that all children should be taught a high quality music curriculum which enables all children to develop a love of music, be inspired and motivated by music and to become lifelong learners of music.
Our music curriculum has been carefully designed to reflect our children and the needs of all learners. Our curriculum is meticulously planned ensuring that children have a firm understanding of what music is, through listening, composing, musicianship, singing and performing and in KS2 the history of music. These are our key concepts which underpin all of our learning and they aim to allow children to make links, and ultimatley, know more and remember more. Our music curriculum aims to introduce our children to the delights and disciplines of music, to help them to understand and appreciate all musicians and forms of music and equip them with the creativity and technical skills in order to be able to compose and perform.
The music curriculum at St Patrick's has been designed to ensure that the National Curriculum for music has been covered, whilst taking on board the Model Music Curriculum and the OFSTED framework review. It has been personalised to meet the needs of our children and to reflect our school.
Progression across the school
Progression across the school is carefully planned for and monitored. Our progression documents have been developed and designed to show the requirements of the National Curriculum in a simple format.
|EYFS progression of skills Music.pdf||Download|
|Year One progression of skills Music.pdf||Download|
|Year 2 progression of skills.pdf||Download|
|Year Three progression of skills.pdf||Download|
|Year Six progression of skills.pdf||Download|
|Year Five progression of skills.pdf||Download|
|Year Four progression of skills.pdf||Download|
To support our children's understanding of the music key concepts, we have designed some symbols that are used in conjunction with the music curriculum. Through linking a symbol to the concept, our children are able to understand what it means; because the symbols are used throughout the school from Early Years to Year 6, this enables them to have a deeper understanding of what it means and to be able to make links across lessons.
Medium Term Planning
All planning is devised using the same format. This is to support teaching and learning and to support planning for consolidation and progression.
Spring term 1
|EYFS Spring 1 Exploring Sounds.pdf||Download|
|Year 1 Spring 1 Musical Vocabulary.pdf||Download|
|Year 2 Spring 1 Orchestral Instruments.pdf||Download|
|Year 3 Spring 1 Ballads.pdf||Download|
|Year 4 Spring 1 Rock and Roll MTP.pdf||Download|
|Year 5 Spring 1 Composition Notation.pdf||Download|
|Year 6 Spring 1 Advanced Rhythms.pdf||Download|
Spring Term 2
|EYFS Spring 2 traditional music.pdf||Download|
|Year 1 Spring 2 Classical music.pdf||Download|
|Year 2 Spring 2 musical me.pdf||Download|
|Year 3 Spring 2 Developing singing technique.pdf||Download|
|Year 4 Spring 2 changes in pitch dynamics and tempo.pdf||Download|
|Year 5 Blues MTP.pdf||Download|
|Year 6 Spring 2 Dynamic Pitch and Texture.pdf||Download|
Summer Term 2
Music Policy 2023
Learning in action
We take every opportunity to enhance our learning in music. This includes; school plays, choir after school club, singing in the local area, taking part in the music hubs community events, singing and playing with the local brass band, celebrating World Music Day and links with church. We have visited the local theatres, and enjoyed having some special guests in school. We have even had the opportunity to sing at a local wedding.
Videos of our learning
Here are some links to our school Facebook page, please click and it will take you to the videos.