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“Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.”

Sarah Dessen

Intent

At Dundale 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. We strongly believe that music is an important part of life and well-being, and to that end we place a large emphasis on the enjoyment of music and encourage our children to be involved in as much music making as possible throughout their time at the school.

 

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 experience a wide range of musical styles and dimensions in a way that will enhance their learning opportunities, enabling them to use music in a variety of contexts; ensuring they make progress.

 

Implementation

We follow a broad and balanced Music curriculum based on the Kapow scheme of work that builds on previous learning and provides both support and challenge for learners. Our Music scheme ensures progression of skills and covers all aspects of the Music curriculum. All classes have a scheduled Music lesson each week with a specialist teacher, and all children take part in weekly Singing Assemblies.

 

In addition, children can join the very popular Choir once they are in Key stage 2, and can learn an instrument with a peripatetic teacher. All opportunities for performing in the local community are enthusiastically taken, and we provide a number of performance opportunities throughout the year.

 

Intended Impact

 During the children’s learning journey at Dundale our intended impact of the Music curriculum is to ensure that children;

Enjoy and value music
Understand and appreciate the value of music in the context of their personal wellbeing and the creative and cultural industries
Develop their creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection skills 
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