At South Kirkby Academy, our aim is to develop children's knowledge, understanding and skills in music so that they can confidently and competently engage in music from other cultures and that of our own British heritage with enjoyment and a love of learning.
With the assistance of class teachers, our specialist music teacher, leads the planning delivery and assessment aspects of our music curriculum. Bespoke planning is written, ensuring coverage and depth of the expected standards of the Wakefield Music Hub Progression Mapping, and is strongly linked to the current learning in each year group. Music lessons at SKA ensure that all pupils acquire learning in both the theoretical and performance-based aspects of the music curriculum. In the theory part of the lesson, pupils develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in their ability to: reflect, appraise, and think creatively and critically; notate through conventional and graphic means; identify, manipulate, and distinguish similarities and differences between musical devices, for example, rhythm, dynamics, pitch, timbre, scale, and other features; and compare pieces of instrumental music from different countries, cultures and times. Children are then provided with opportunities to explore, compose, arrange, develop their instrumental skills, and perform through appropriate and timely support. Pupils record compositions, arrangements and performances This is not only used for assessment, but for the purpose of allowing children to discuss, evaluate and refine their work. In addition, Weekly singing assemblies take place to teach children how to sing with a sense of pitch and melody. They are taught how to warm up their voices, sing in rounds and harmony, and build up a repertoire of songs. Progress and attainment are measured termly by teachers. Through evidence in books, audio and video recordings, and on-going formative assessment in class, teachers use our modified progression mapping document, based on that of the Wakefield Music Hub, to make informed judgements about children’s outcomes.
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SMSC in Music at SKA
In music, children are encouraged to be creative and imaginative through exploration with pitch, tempo, dynamics with singing, percussion, and ukuleles. Pupils are also given creative license to arrange, compose and refine their music to reflect a given intention and/or their own feelings and emotions in a supportive environment. Through listening to a range of different pieces, pupils reflect and appraise their own and other’s music. Exploration and expression of individuality is encouraged through experimentation of ideas in composition and pupils’ individual choice of instrument.
Pupils develop respect for each other through listening to one another’s ideas and through appraisal of their own and peers’ performances. They express their own responses and opinions of the work of others in an appropriate manner, expressing these with an awareness and sensitivity of others, and a justification for their view. Where pupils present their own work we ensure fair and objective assessment and evaluation of their work.
Pupils take part in a wide variety of different activities which require social skills, the ability to work collaboratively as part of a pair or group, and as part of their whole class in larger ensembles. Pupils collaborate routinely in group tasks where they take responsibility for their own learning outcomes and progress. We encourage the skills of independence, resilience and time management. Where they engage in group tasks we build a sense of unity which leads to them addressing their individual abilities and strengths and learning to build upon these collaboratively.
Through exposure to a wide range of resources and music, pupils develop a respect and deep appreciation for cultures around the world that have contributed to the development of our current, popular musical styles. We encourage students to learn to play, create their own music and to incorporate different musical influences (including those of British heritage) in their own composition. We offer a wide range of cultural musical experiences for pupils, additional to those in our music lessons, such as African drumming/dancing workshops and singing traditional Chinese songs as part of Mandarin lessons.
How our 4 school values are evidenced in music...