Intent Implementation Impact
Intent: The layout of our curriculum, the units, and WHY they are taught in a particular order. What we expect the children to learn at St George’s and why.
Implementation: How we get the children to accomplish what we set out for them – what kinds of resources will we use. What sorts of tasks they will complete. How we assess the children and ensure they make progress.
Impact: Using assessment to look at how each year group will move on and develop. Looking at the impact of each unit and how it links to previous learning and future learning. What will a Year Two Musician look like at the end of their St George’s journey?
Our music curriculum at St George’s intends to inspire creativity, self-expression and encourages our children to develop a love of music. We hope to foster this life-long love of music by exposing children to diverse musical experiences. By listening to and responding to different musical styles, finding their voices as singers and performers and as composers. The elements of music are taught in classroom lessons so that children are able to use the language of music to discuss it, and understand how it is made, played, appreciated and analysed. Supporting these aims is our vision “Inspire, Believe, Achieve. With God all things are possible”. This shared vision underpins everything we do at St George’s; enabling our children to become successful learners and caring, thoughtful individuals.
Music is taught following the aims and content of the National Curriculum. At St George’s Infant School, the
There is a clear sequence of learning across the school which builds clear progression. In the classroom children learn how to play a variety of un-tuned and tuned percussion instruments.
In KS1, Music is taught consistently in standalone lessons, once a week for 1 hour, but is discretely taught in many different contexts throughout all areas of the curriculum.
Early Years teachers carefully observe their pupils and create learning opportunities to suit their pupils’ interests and current events. Through continuous provision, children are able to access activities linked to ‘Expressive Arts and Design’.
The National Curriculum purpose of study for Music reads:
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. 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. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
At St George’s School our aim is that