Each class enjoys a weekly 30 minute lesson with our Specialist Music Teacher, Mrs Barton Hodges.

There are performing opportunities in our regular chool concerts and we often hold large fundraising events involving local professional musicians and other local schools. We have KS1 and KS2 choirs, handchimes groups and recorder club. We plan to start a school orchestra when the Covid-19 situation allows. 

Instrumental lessons are taught individually and in small groups by visiting specialist teachers:

Violin - Mrs A Barton Hodges

Voice - Mrs A Barton Hodges

Piano - Mrs A Barton Hodges

Guitar - Mr C French

If you would like more information about learning an instrument in school please email:

abarton-hodges@sibertswold.kent.sch.uk

Purpose and aims

  • To engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musiciansTo increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
  • To develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon. 
  • To perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • To learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.
  • To use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • To understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

Provision

  • Our curriculum is categorised in two ways:
  • Breadth – to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. To develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory
  • Depth- pupils are to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes in music Whilst coverage is our goal for the breadth elements, repetition and increasing understanding is our goal for the ‘depth’ elements. 

Our curriculum drivers – reflection, initiative, diversity – shape our teaching of Music so that every opportunity is taken to relate music to the needs of our pupils.  Music is studied throughout the academic year and across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 so that pupils gain a growing development understanding of the overarching skills in the Music curriculum.

Progression and Assessment

Our curriculum follows a progression of skills, which mirror the aims of the subject.  Asessments are carried out in terms 2, 4 & 6

Monitoring, evaluation and improvement

This is on-going and completed by the Music leader and relevant members of the school team