The Power of Music
Music is all around us.
It is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging.
In our school, music can bring communities together through the shared endeavour of whole-school singing, ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and, through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils, performing.
The sheer joy of music making can feed the soul of a school community, enriching each student while strengthening the shared bonds of support and trust which make a great school.
Year 5 worked tirelessly with Miss Crowley from LMEP to put together their performance of
The Future's in our Hands for the 2023 Singing Competition.
Here at Our Lady’s, we strive to achieve music excellence for all children through a curriculum which creates authentic opportunities that excite, engage and inspire all learners. Our children are provided with opportunities to listen to, analyse and create music whilst building upon musical skills year by year. Our Music curriculum is delivered by specialist teachers who inspire and enthuse children about music.
We use singing as a platform to praise in assemblies, collective worships and masses. Children are encouraged to perform in groups and as individuals through song to help build confidence. In addition to this, our year 3 and 4 children are taught choral singing by the Leeds Diocese.
Furthermore, we nurture and develop our children’s musical ambition with the provision of extra-curricula music sessions such as our choir, guitar and clarinet lessons.
For teaching and learning within music to be purposeful and engaging for our pupils, and to ensure that musical skills acquired are retained throughout pupils’ learning journey.
Our high-quality Music education at Our Lady’s aims to make music an inspiring, interactive learning experience. Our teaching focusses on developing children’s ability in all the musical strands. We aim to provide opportunity for all our learners to perform and work creatively.
- Pupils to be made aware of which musical skill they are learning in each learning episode.
- Pupils are beginning to recognise musical vocabulary and show awareness of musical terms.
- Pupils are beginning to use musical vocabulary within learning episode.
- Pupils are beginning to make links between learning episodes.
- Pupils are recording musical evidence in an appropriate manner for their class.
- Pupils confidently recall the musical skills they are learning within the learning episode.
- Pupils to be able to make links between current and prior learning.
- Pupils are given the opportunity to express their musical abilities outside of music lessons.
Children work at age related expectation or above due to consistent Music teaching and teachers’ accurate assessment. Their love of music is nurtured and they can speak confidently with enthusiasm about their musical journey. They are proud of their ability and enthusiastic to perform.
Year 1 enjoyed making music with tuned percussion.