At Worksop Priory Academy, we intend to deliver a music curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement.
As set out in the National Curriculum, we intend to deliver a music curriculum with appropriate subject knowledge that will broaden pupils’ knowledge and deepen their appreciation of a variety of different styles of music.
By delivering high-quality music lessons, pupils develop their skills in performance, composition, listening and appraising. Pupils also learn how to read and write musical notation. Children are given the opportunity to play a variety of different instruments throughout their time at school, such as tuned and un-tuned percussion, recorders, ukuleles and keyboards. They explore the voice and how to use it correctly both in an individual and ensemble setting. Pupils are taught to develop skills in Makaton sign language, signing along to songs learnt in lessons and within Collective Worship.
Knowledge and skills are developed sequentially and it is made clear to pupils where they have previously encountered the concepts being taught. This enables children to know more, remember more and do more. Each concept has clearly defined building blocks which children learn and experience, which enable them to meet the demands of the broad programme of study.
We celebrate success with performance opportunities in assembly and at other times within the school year. We share the skills pupils have learnt with both school peers and the wider community. We enhance the children’s musical experiences further by taking part in performances away from school such as the Worksop Music Festivals, during Theatre Week and within the Priory Church.
Dream by: developing an appreciation for music.
Build by: developing a broad range of musical skills and knowledge.
Grow by: performing to audiences and celebrating our musical success with others.