We use the Sing Up to deliver our music curriculum at Shipham Church of England First School. Sing Up aims for every child to have access to high-quality, practical, and engaging musical experiences so a love of music is fostered from an early age.
We want all children to develop the self-confidence, skills, knowledge, and understanding to develop a lifelong love of music, whilst also providing a secure foundation that enables them to take music further should they wish to. We also want teachers to enjoy teaching music and to feel empowered, armed with good subject knowledge and practical music making activity, and confident that the scheme they are teaching will work brilliantly with the children in front of them.
Music is taught in class in discrete lessons and in weekly Singing Collective Worship and through our choir and individual / group music lessons. We also invest in whole class instrumental lessons, run by Somerset Music Service, to give every child the experience of playing an instrument.
Sing Up Music is designed and written by subject specialists. It sets out the skills, knowledge, and understanding to be gained by all pupils at each stage of learning, including the Early Years Foundation Stage. Together, the 80+ units (for Nursery to Year 6) represent a complete and progressive library of resources that meets the requirements of the National Curriculum for Music, the suggested approaches of the Model Music Curriculum, as well as the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage and Music Development Matters.
The music subject leader will monitor the impact on children's learning through a variety of yearly activities including talking to all members of the school community about their experience in learning music and through more direct methods; through observation and learning walks.
The impact of teaching music will be seen across the school community with parental engagement in performances, extracurricular activities and opportunities suggested out of school. Participation in music will develop the children's wellbeing, promotes listening and develops concentration. All forms of music will either be loved and / appreciated by teachers and children across school.
Children and staff will be confident in exploring their creativity through music and singing and some will be inspired to be musicians, singers and performers in the future.
Please click on the link below to see the overview in music taught from Nursery / Pre-School through to the end of Year 4: