The impact of teaching music will be seen across the school with an increase in the profile of music. Whole-school and parental engagement will be improved through performances, extracurricular activities and opportunities suggested in lessons/overviews for wider learning. Participation in music develops wellbeing, promotes listening and develops concentration. We want to ensure that music is loved by teachers and pupils across school, encouraging them to want to continue building on this wealth of musical ability, now and in the future.
EYFS - Expressive Arts and Design
Being Imaginative and Expressive
Evidence of Teaching & Learning and Transition at End of Key Stage
Each class will produce a portfolio of learning within each unit of music teaching. This will include whole class and individual photos, videos and notes from each session, commenting on the learning taking place. Children's notations will also be included, along with evidence of vocabulary used and understood throughout the learning process.
These portfolios will then be passed on to the next Key Stage teacher and will support with transition.
Assessment of Pupil Learning & Progression
Two forms of assessment will be used both during and at the end of every unit:
Monitoring and evaluation
The Subject Leader monitors the effectiveness of the music teaching provided throughout the school via regular observations with feedback given to teachers delivering music lessons. The Subject Leader and class teacher will together monitor the learning and progression made by pupils across the key stage.
The Subject Leader will encourage, and support with cross curriculum music provision wherever possible. In school performances such as choir clubs, theme days incorporating cross curricular subjects with the Arts, Christmas and end of year performances and singing presentations at school events will be highly encouraged and supported by the Subject Leader. In addition to this, performances within the local community will be greatly encouraged and supported/organised by the Subject Leader such as: the choir performing at the local care home, Christmas carol concerts and choir performances in collaboration with other schools. We also aim to attend the Young Voices performance at the O2 each academic year. All of which will comply with the most recent Covid-19 government guidelines.
All data, ranging from evidence of classroom teaching to individual pupil skills reports, is securely stored on a password protected database. This can be accessed by class teachers, the Subject Leader and SLT so all key stakeholders can evaluate delivery, performance and progress. This data can be presented to parents at parent-teacher meetings and will also be used to ensure the Music SEF is updated as appropriate.