Characteristics of a Musician
- A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work.
- A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of technical expertise.
- Very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres.
- An excellent understanding of how musical provenance - the historical, social and cultural origins of music - contributes to the diversity of musical styles.
- The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately.
- A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.
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:
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Our pupils should be able to organise their knowledge, skills and understanding around the following learning concepts:
- To perform
- To compose
- To transcribe
- To describe music
These key concepts underpin learning in each milestone. This enables pupils to reinforce and build upon prior learning, make connections and develop subject specific language.
We have adopted the scheme Charanga to support and improve the quality of music teaching that children receive at our school. Charanga works seamlessly with the National Curriculum ensuring that learners revisit the interrelated dimensions of music: pulse, voice, pitch and rhythm- building upon previous learning and skills. The learning within this Scheme is based on: Listening and Appraising, Musical Activities, creating and exploring and singing and performing which is in line with the Chris Quigley curriculum concepts above.
Curriculum Progression- Music
The impact of our curriculum is measured in terms of the extent to which pupils have developed new knowledge, understanding and skills and that they can use and recall this with fluency.
This will be measured by:
- Lesson observations and work scrutiny
- Termly testing and teacher assessments, pupil progress meetings, reporting to governors etc.
- Internal and external moderation
- Subject review, feedback and action plans
- Reporting to parents
- Pupil voice – questionnaires, pupil book reviews
- Subject Leader monitoring – Lesson visits, scrutiny of books, assessment, pupil interviews and questionnaires
- Outcomes at the end of EYFS, KS1 and KS2
- ASPIRE Awards
- Governor monitoring