School opens on Monday 8th April. We are looking forward to all the new exciting learning this half term!
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Music

“Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.” Ray Charles
Intent

At Swain House Primary School, we believe that the Music curriculum should;

  • Be broad and balanced
  • Be progressive throughout the whole school
  • Engage, inspire and motivate all children to be life-long learners and appreciators of music from different eras and cultures
  • Be inclusive
  • Enable children to develop and use musical skills and knowledge that will be invaluable in their future life
  • Contribute to personal development in creativity, independence and resilience whilst allowing children to develop a growth mindset
  • Encourage children to listen to, compose, perform, review and evaluate music across a wide range of historical periods and genres

Implementation

To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in Music, we implement a curriculum which;

  • Equips children with knowledge and skills to experiment, express and create
  • Follows the interests of the children
  • Develops skills and allows children to practise and showcase these skills through school concerts, assemblies, music theme days and drama productions
  • Is memorable and enjoyable for the children
  • Includes the use of visits/ visitors
  • Ensures children sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate through structured music programmes, weekly singing lessons and assemblies
  • Gives the opportunity for children to learn to play a musical instrument, taught by specialist music teachers
  • Gives access to a range of high quality percussion and tuned instruments
Impact

At Swain House Primary School, we will measure the impact of our Music Curriculum through the use of;

  • Formative assessment
  • The school website, where photographs or videos of learning can be uploaded
  • Images/ videos
  • Pupil interviews
  • End of theme quizzes
  • Photostories and plasma
  • Curriculum books
  • Monitoring ‘Floor Books’
Christmas Festival
On Tuesday 13th December, we took a group of children from Year 6 to the Christmas Festival at the Bradford Cathedral. The children had so much fun singing in the choir!