Our Music Curriculum
Our Music Lead is Claire Coleman with Kalym Robertson.
'I believe in the power of music. To me it isn't just a fad. It is a positive thing.'
At Mount Carmel we intend that children should master Music to such an extent that they can go on to have careers within Music and make use of Music effectively in their everyday lives. Our children will be taught Music in a way that ensures progression of skills, and follows a sequence to build on previous learning. Our children will gain experience and skills of a wide range of formal elements of Music in a way that will enhance their learning opportunities, enabling them to use Music across a range of subjects to be creative and solve problems, ensuring they make progress.
We follow a broad and balanced Music curriculum that builds on previous learning and provides both support and challenge for learners. We look at pupils’ work, especially over time as they gain skills and knowledge, observing how they perform in lessons, talking to them about what they know.
Our children enjoy and value Music and know why they are doing things, not just how. Children will understand and appreciate the value of Music in the context of their personal wellbeing and the creative and cultural industries and their many career opportunities.
Progress in Music is demonstrated through regularly reviewing and scrutinising children’s work. The Music curriculum will contribute to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, performance, judgement and self-reflection. This would be seen in them being able to talk confidently about their work, and sharing their work with others. Progress will be shown through outcomes and through the important record of the process leading to them. Music scheme ensures the progression of skills and covers all aspects of the Music curriculum. All classes will have scheduled Music lessons, an hour over two weeks. We want to ensure that Music is embedded in our whole school curriculum and that opportunities for enhancing learning by using Music are always taken.