The Intent of Music at Branston C of E Infant Academy
At Branston C of E Infant Academy, it is our intent that we make music an enjoyable learning experience and we encourage our children to participate in a variety of musical experiences. Our music curriculum ensures that children develop a good understanding of what it means to be a musician and they have opportunities to explore various genres, instruments, and styles of music.
The Implementation of Music at Branston C of E Infant Academy
As soon as children start school, they begin to explore and make music. In EYFS children listen to nursery rhymes daily and will learn to sing along to these. They explore and use a range of untuned musical instruments, moving rhythmically to these and begin to compose pieces of music. Children also enjoy taking part in ring games and dancing to music.
In KS1, we follow Charanga’s scheme for the Model Music Curriculum, which follows a differentiated, spiral approach to musical learning. Within each unit of learning, children revisit existing knowledge and skills and then build upon these. The clearly sequenced lessons support the key areas of the English Model Music Curriculum; Listening, Singing, Playing Composing and Performing. As lessons progress, the key learning is repeated, musical skills are reinforced, and the learning deepens. Each unit celebrates a wide range of musical styles and children quickly become familiar with the musical activities, through which they acquire new, or reinforce previous, musical knowledge and understanding.
We promote the enjoyment of music through clubs, regular singing practice, and other extra-curricular opportunities. We have weekly whole school choral worships and use the iSingPOP project to support learning of songs and music appreciation.
The Impact of Music at Branston C of E Infant Academy
As Musicians, children at Branston Church of England Infant Academy will enjoy music and will be excited about performing their own music. Our spiral approach leads to deeper, more secure learning and musical mastery. Our music curriculum will foster a love and increasing enthusiasm amongst our children, and a potential for life-long musical study.