Welcome to Music at Lightmoor
In music, our aim is to engage and inspire pupils by instilling a love of music and a passion for performance. By developing key skills such as composition, performance and critical listening, the curriculum has been designed to develop pupils’ talents throughout their Lightmoor journey and beyond. Children are able to demonstrate personal or collaborative learning by expressing themselves through the universal language and art of music from a range of cultures. Self-confidence is established and nurtured through individual and group achievements to encompass a diverse, practical and dynamic curriculum. At Lightmoor, we believe in unlocking the true potential of the individual by giving them opportunities to take part in an array of musical activities.
We use The Charanga Musical School Scheme to teach weekly music lessons It is ideal for specialist and non-specialist teachers and provides lesson plans, assessment, clear progression, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson. The Scheme supports all the requirements of the national curriculum. It offers an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning. The interrelated dimensions of music weave through the units to encourage the development of musical skills as the learning progresses through listening and appraising, differing musical activities (including creating and exploring) and performing. Each unit of work comprises the strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music: Listening and Appraising, Musical Activities (involving warm-up games, singing, playing instruments, improvisation and composition) and Performing. Through our commitment to inclusion, there are high aspirations for all pupils. Appropriate scaffolding and challenge ensure that the needs of all pupils are met. Cross curricular links are capitalised on to deepen learning.
At Lightmoor, our pupils receive a broad and balanced creative curriculum. Being a creative and practical subject, our pupils develop the skills, talents and experiences to frame a career in music if they so wish. There are opportunities in individual lessons and at the start and end of a unit of work to assess whether children know and remember more. There are clear end points for pupils in all year groups to achieve age related expectations in music. We strive to ensure that all pupils at Lightmoor are well prepared for the next stage of their education.
“Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.” – Aristotle