Music

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Our Music Curriculum is designed to be accessible to all so that every child feels engaged and motivated to see the world through the eyes of young musicians.  We believe that all children can achieve in Music – having fun and exploring their own music talents and preferences.  We believe through learning music, pupils will develop creatively, culturally and spiritually.

The National Curriculum for Music aims to ensure that all children:

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
  • Be taught to sing, create and compose music
  • Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated

At Dee Point, we use Charanga to support the teaching of Music from Year 1 to Year 6.  Charanga offers an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to learning music.  Music is taught in a thematic and enjoyable way and links to other curriculum areas wherever possible.

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The Music Curriculum ensures children Listen and Respond, Explore and Create, Sing and Play and Share and Perform.  This is embedded though weekly music lessons. Some children have individual piano lessons and small group ukulele lessons. We regularly participate in community events, singing with our school choir and year group events. 

In the classroom, children learn how to play different instruments such as glockenspiels, tuned and unturned percussions, which facilitate the understanding of the different musical methods, the musical families and the enjoyment and skills of playing an instrument.  It also teaches and provides an opportunity to practice writing and reading musical notation in different forms. They also learn how to compose, focusing on different layers of music, which supports their understanding when listening, playing and analysing music.

Through the program Charanga, teachers are able to produce inclusive lessons for all children to access the music curriculum in a fun and engaging way, further promoting a love of learning.

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Our Music Curriculum is planned to demonstrate progression and build on and embed current skills.  We focus on progression of knowledge and skills in the different musical elements and teaching of vocabulary throughout the Music curriculum.

If children are achieving the knowledge and skills in lessons, then they are deemed to be making good or better progress.

The impact of our Music Curriculum in measures through the following methods:

  • Lesson Observations and Subject Monitoring.
  • Pupil Voice – discussions and interviews about their learning.
  • Photo and video evidence of the pupils’ practical learning.
  • Dedicated Music Leader time.
  • Uptake on peripatetic lessons and music clubs.
  • Performances during whole school instrumental lessons.

Through pupil discussions and interviews, we also ensure that the Music curriculum is fun and engaging and that children are enjoying their learning – promoting a love of learning.

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Contact the School

Dee Point Primary School

Dee Point Primary School
Blacon Point Road
Blacon
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 5NF

Main Contact: Admin Team: Mrs Roberts, Mrs Mannion, Mrs Owens Absence Contact: Mrs Griffiths
Phone Number: 01244 372631 Option 1 email attendance@deepointprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

Tel: 01244 372631
admin@deepointprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Mrs H Seddon & Mrs K Carpenter

SEN Email: senco@deepointprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

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