Music  

The Lime Music Curriculum aims to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.   As a Trust, Kapow is used to deliver Music lessons of the highest quality, providing step by step instructional videos to support the delivery and enhance the skills of the learners.  Within the Trust, music is taught practically, engaging pupils via skills-based learning.  As learners progress through the music curriculum, they should develop a critical engagement with music. 

Kapow Primary’s Music scheme takes a holistic approach to music, in which the individual strands below are woven together to create engaging and enriching learning experiences: 

  • Performing
  • Listening
  • Composing
  • The history of music
  • The inter-related dimensions of music

The Lime Trust EYFS Music curriculum allows development of learner's artistic and cultural awareness and supports their creative expression. A high-quality provision that enables young learners to explore sounds and music through their play as well as in planned live performances, develops their understanding of what they see, hear and experience in the world around them. The curriculum supports their responses to music and their imagination is developed through communicating in this creative way, whilst teaching the fundamentals of musicality. Providing experiences of seeing live musicians perform inspires this creativity in learner's own creative expression, as well as building awareness of the arts on offer in their community as well as in the wider world. 

In Key stage 1, children develop their knowledge and skills building on their experiences in EYFS, learning the how to identify the difference between the pulse and rhythm of a song.  They will use their bodies and instruments to listen and respond to pieces of music.  Children will develop knowledge and understanding of dynamics, timbre, tempo and instruments. 

In Lower Key stage 2, children continue to build on the skills previously taught.  They will learn how to develop their singing technique, keeping in time and working on musical notation and rhythm.  Children will revise key musical terminology and composing a piece of music using layered melodies.  Children will learn to listen to changes in pitch, tempo and dynamics.  They will also draw upon their understanding of repeated patterns in music. 

In Upper Key Stage 2, children develop the complexity of the skills taught previously, applying their knowledge to a range of music genres.  Children explore the associations between music, sounds and colour, building up to composing and performing their own musical composition.  Children are introduced to musical theatre, learning how singing, acting and dancing can be combined to give an overall performance.  Children also explore the musical concept of theme and variations and discover how rhythms can ‘translate’ onto different instruments. 

The expected impact of following the Kapow Primary Music scheme of work is that children will:  

  • Be confident performers, composers and listeners and will be able to express themselves musically at and beyond school. 
  • Show an appreciation and respect for a wide range of musical styles from around the world and will understand how music is influenced by the wider cultural, social, and historical contexts in which it is developed. 
  • Understand the ways in which music can be written down to support performing and composing activities. 
  • Demonstrate and articulate an enthusiasm for music and be able to identify their own personal musical preferences. 
  • Meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the national curriculum for Music. 

Retrieval is a vital component of the curriculum sequencing.  Prior learning is drawn upon, wherever the content is taught.  

The Lime Music Curriculum, enhanced by Kapow, ensures specific and associated subject vocabulary is planned sequentially and cumulatively from throughout each year group.  High frequency, multiple meaning words (Tier 2) are explicitly taught alongside and help make sense of subject specific words (Tier 3).  

 

 

 

 

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