Subject Vision (Intent, Implementation, Impact):
At St John’s C of E Primary, it is our intent that we implement our vision of John 10:10 through all areas of school life, including the curriculum.
“I came that they have life and have it abundantly” John 10:10
‘Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should 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 pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.’ National Curriculum 2014
Our music curriculum aims to provide our children with a high-quality music education which engages and inspires them to develop a life-long love of music, increases their self-confidence, creativity, and imagination, and provides opportunities for self-expression and a sense of personal achievement.
Learning in Music at St John’s is implemented through a variety of means and is a very important part of school life. All classes have a weekly music lesson with our specialist music teacher from the Hertfordshire Music Service. Lessons comprise of musical learning through performing, listening and composing. Children build their performing skills through singing and playing tuned and un-tuned percussion. Children focus on listening carefully and responding physically to a wide range of music. Singing is an important part of our collective worship at St John’s and there is a weekly singing focused collective worship in which the children build their repertoire of songs and develop their singing skills. Extra-curricular activities in music include the school choir. String, keyboard and brass instruments lessons are available to children. Children can also opt into being part of Rock Steady which promotes performing skills and ensemble.
Learning in Music St John’s enables our children to perform with confidence in a variety of styles and in a range of contexts including school plays, concerts and in Collective Worship. They are able to use musical vocabulary to describe a range of musical styles. They are able to evaluate their own performances and those of others and can identify the elements of music and to experiment with them when composing.