At Brookside, our intent is that music should not only be taught and experienced in our classrooms but achieved within an enriching and engaging wider curriculum.
At our school, we progressively promote the musical concepts of performance, composition, transcription and description; applying these through practical and purposeful cross-curricular performance opportunities such as annual school musical productions (EYFS, KS1 Christmas; Y3 - Y5 Easter; Y6 End of Year Leavers). Music at Brookside is taught by classroom teachers through use of the Kapow scheme of work and the national curriculum, supplemented with high quality materials from other sources.
Through the implementation of our music curriculum, we endeavour to produce passionate and skilled young musicians who possess:
- a good repertoire of original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composition and performance work
- a developing musical understanding of how music is created, produced and communicated, including understanding the underpinned concepts of pitch, duration, temp, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations
- a good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres.
- a passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities
We assess the impact of our curriculum by monitoring lessons and planning. Speaking to children to assess their knowledge and understanding of music. Look at the children's skill development across the key stages. Children's progress is recorded using our school online tracking system assessing against end points for the National Curriculum.