Burlish Park Primary School
Intent, Implementation and Impact
Our intent is to inspire pupils to enjoy music making so that they choose to learn musical instruments, join extra-curricular musical activities, such as choirs, and explore music further outside their time in school.
We do this through delivering a high quality Music curriculum that engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of Music as well as increasing their confidence and creativity.
Our curriculum for Music aims to ensure that all children:
- Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
- Are taught to sing, create and compose music
- Understand how music is created, produced and communicated.
At Burlish Park Primary School, children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions and musical genres.
The schemes of work are varied and teaching and learning gives opportunities for progression for all pupils. Kapow and Charanga teaching resources are also used to add another dimension within lessons, which includes more opportunity for physical movement to music.
Year 5 and Year 6 pupils follow the First Access Music Education (FAME) curriculum which is a whole class introductory programme for children to learn how to play an instrument. The programme delivers the Music National Curriculum to the class, introducing the children to performing and composing, listening and appraising and posture and technique. Key musical concepts, musical notation and vocabulary are taught alongside opportunities for the children to develop their confidence, concentration and teamwork skills. Lessons are taught by a specialist instrumental teacher from Severn Arts. This year children are learning how to play the ukulele and brass instruments.
Peripatetic teachers provide tuition for pupils in small groups or for individuals. Currently pupils have the opportunity to receive tuition in singing, guitar, keyboard, violin and drums.
There is a choir for pupils in KS2 giving pupils the opportunity to sing in a large group and learn more complex songs. The choir works towards performing in concerts and taking part in Young Voices and The Big Sing in 2022.
Burlish Park has a thriving Music curriculum where pupils have fantastic opportunities to play a wide range of musical instruments.
The varied Music curriculum allows pupils to discover their strengths in music and we aim to build the confidence and skills of all pupils. Pupils enjoy the freedom to be creative in a context where they can use their imagination and also make links between art and music.
Children will have a good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres. They will also have developed an understanding of how musical provenance – the historical, social and cultural origins of music – contributes to the diversity of musical styles.