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AvenueInfant School

Music

Curriculum Intent: Music

               Possibilities -To have high aspirations and know all of the opportunities available to                                                   them.

                 Initiative -     To take risks, become independent thinkers and be responsible for                                                            themselves.

                 Growth -         To recognise and celebrate their own individual journey, understanding                                                their own uniqueness and strengths and those of others

Implementation:

Our pupils should be able to organise their knowledge, skills and understanding into the following threshold concepts:

  • Performance
  • Composition
  • Musical communication (transcription and critique)

These key concepts underpin the children’s learning through the year groups from Reception to Year 2. This enables pupils to reinforce and build upon prior learning, make connections and develop subject specific language. 

The vertical accumulation of knowledge and skills from Years R to 2 is mapped as follows:

PROGRESSION IN THRESHOLD CONCEPTS

The procedural and semantic knowledge pupils need to understand the threshold concepts

THRESHOLD CONCEPTS

RECEPTION STEP- FOUNDATIONS TO BASIC

YEAR 1 STEP- BASIC

YEAR 2 STEP- ADVANCING TO DEEP

M1- Performance

Sing familiar songs, make music and dance

Develop awareness of musical features in performance

M2- Composition

Explore different sounds of music

Compose music on own and with others

Compose with an awareness of musical features and purpose / effect.

M3- Musical communication (transcription and critique)

Know that visual symbols and signals can be used to change music

 

Respond to music liked or disliked (heard or performed)

Use and interpret visual and written symbols to represent sounds and changes

 

Use musical terminology to talk about music and what they like / dislike

Aspirations For The Future

Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Musician:

·         Theatre performer

·         Songwriter / composer

·         RAF Musician

·         Performer 

For more careers, please visit First Careers

Impact

Assessment

Through the explicit teaching of the Music skills, both the teachers and the pupils assess their learning continuously throughout the lesson. Our assessment systems enable teachers to make informed judgements about the depth of their learning and the progress they have made over time.   

Pupil Voice

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Snapshots

Here is what Music looks like at The Avenue: