Curriculum Intent and Implementation
At Westwood we offer a high quality, engaging Music curriculum which is taught through the scheme ‘Charanga’. The curriculum offer has been well mapped out in order to ensure progression of the 4 key Musical Aims across year groups and key stages. We work closely with Artforms to provide the children with instrument lessons and external performance opportunities.
The teaching of Music remains high profile across school with Music being a prominent feature both in adventures and extra-curricular activities as well as part of the school celebrations. While at Westwood children learn to become confident singers and musicians learning and celebrating different musical cultures and backgrounds. Our Music curriculum will enthuse pupils to celebrate and play music throughout life equipping them with the skills to pursue a rich and diverse path in this subject should they choose to.
The children also have the opportunity to see a range of Musical Theatre performances throughout their time at Westwood and we are particularly proud of our annual Yr6 end of term performance which involves pupils learning Music and Drama.
Below outlines the progression through the 4 key Musical Aims at Westwood which we have derived from the 3 Aims in the National Curriculum.
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
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, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations