At St. Luke’s Church of England Primary School, the intention is that children develop musicality through our three main strands; singing, performance and composition and composers. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum, and ensuring the progressive development of musical concepts, knowledge and skills. Children will listen, sing, play instruments, evaluate and compose across a range of musical genres and musical styles. We encourage all children to participate in a variety of musical experiences, through which we aim to build up their love of music, self- confidence and achievement.
‘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.’ National Curriculum, 2021.
The new planning approach and whole school curriculum design, has supported the recent improvement in planning for effective teaching and learning in music. A progressive skills and knowledge based curriculum is being delivered across the school with increased consistency since the last inspection.
Pupils are accessing a balanced music curriculum based on the three elements of singing, performance and composers and composition; there is a heavier emphasis on composition and composers which was identified as an area for development through pupil voice.
Pupils continue to attain well in music across all year groups, with 85% below the lowest attainment at Age Related Expectation or above. To address the limited percentage of pupils achieving Greater Depth in music, each unit of teaching has a purposeful outcome which is used as an assessment tool alongside the end of unit assessment sheets.