Statement of Intent – what does the music curriculum intend to do?
At Timbertree Academy 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. 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 gain experience and skills of a wide range of dimensions of music in a way that will enhance their learning opportunities, enabling them to use music in a wide variety of contexts, ensuring they make progress. In addition to this, we intend to give each child experience in learning an instrument during their time with us at Timbertree.
Implementation – how is the curriculum implemented?
We follow a broad and balanced Music curriculum that builds on previous learning and provides both support and challenge for learners.
We follow a music scheme that ensures progression of skills and covers all aspects of the Music curriculum. All classes have a scheduled Music lesson each week for one hour. We want to ensure that Music is embedded in our whole school curriculum and that opportunities for enhancing learning by using music are always taken. Therefore, we also have a focus-composer of the half term. This immerses children in classical music from composers around the world and of different ethnicities. In Years 3, 4 and 5, they learn a tuned instruments during the summer term to align with the expectations of the Model Music Curriculum.