The intent of the Music at Wooburn Green Primary School is for pupils to:
- Enjoy music and have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument
- Learn to sing and use their voices to create and compose music on their own and with others
- Perform and listen to music across a range of historical periods
- Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations
- Have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
We use Music Express to teach music from Year1-Year 6 and the progression document maps out how music objectives are built upon year on year.
At Wooburn Green Primary School we are also keen to provide our pupils with performance opportunities, which are planned into the school calendar.
In Year 5, pupils also have the opportunity to learn to play the Ukelele!
In Music lessons we use assessment for learning in order to explore pupils’ understanding. We observe and intervene while children work independently or in groups, we ask them questions and give verbal feedback.
Additionally, at the end of each unit we use summative assessment which indicates pupils’ progress. This type of assessment gives us information about a child’s overall performance at a specific point in their learning.
Our pupils leave school able to discuss different musical genres, explore rhythm, pitch and tempo, use percussion instruments to compose and perform and use their voices to sing a range of songs as well as the opportunity to learn how to play the Ukulele.
Singing has a high profile at WGPS and the children enjoy a weekly singing assembly and opportunities to perform to the local community.
Key Subject Documents