The National Curriculum underpins our curriculum. Through learning in Music, our pupils will develop a passion for music, recognise the creativity and imagination that exists within it, and describe how music impacts on their life. They will have an understanding of the fundamentals of learning to play instruments. They will learn about the importance of music across and between cultures. They will explore their own creativity and imagination, inspired by recognised musicians. They will be able to share their compositions with others, improving work through listening to constructive critique. They will learn how to evaluate the music made by others.
Teachers use our progression documents to plan weekly discrete lessons, underpinned by the KAPOW. Learning in music is practical, and teachers make use of the range of instruments when learning how to play instruments, and when composing. They make use of recorded music, using recommended pieces, as well as introducing other pieces that they feel are appropriate to the intended outcomes. Teachers adapt provision to meet the needs of individual pupils, including planning challenges for those who are learning music beyond the school’s curriculum.
The teaching of music is further enhanced by the running of our own Music Opportunities where all pupils in Year 4 will have 30 minutes group tuition per week to learn to play the Tooty Flutes. The teaching is provided by our music co-ordinator, with the class teacher actively involved in some of the sessions to aid continuing professional development.
Our subject portfolio is used to moderate summative assessments at the end of each unit against the expected learning outcomes. Teachers collect recorded examples of performances to support the moderation of their assessments, and add to the exceptional performance examples in the portfolio where appropriate. Formative assessment within lessons is routinely used by teachers to adapt provision within and across individual lessons. Regular opportunities are created to rehearse key vocabulary and knowledge through continuous class based assessment. Teachers meet with the subject leader to moderate all forms of assessment, and to identify any adaptation to provision that may be necessary.
Upcoming Music Events at GLPS
Local Community Links
Singing and performances at Fulwell Court.
Singing and performances at St Andrews Church
Collaborating ands singing with other schools at our local Primary Music Festivals.
Performing Music at the MK Instrumental Jamboree.
Supporting From Home
Great Linford's Got Talent
In 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 GLPS have hosted a 'talent' contest showcasing all of our brilliant pupils talent acts including, singing, dancing, circus, comedy.
VIAM 2018, 2019 and 2020
Great Linford Primary School Choir took part in the national Voice in a Million event. This is where we collaborated with other schools from across the country to put on a concert in Wembley Arena.
Milton Keynes Primary Music Festivals
Year 2 and Year 4 both have taken part in Milton Keynes Primary Music festivals, where they have learnt a repertoire of songs.
Instrumental Music Festivals.
Each year the children get opportunities to attend instrumental festivals, performing in front of other children from schools across Milton Keynes.
Nativities and Year 6 Productions
EYFS prepare a nativity each year, on a rolling programme and Year 6 produce a leavers production. Year 2 and 4 take part in Winter Celebrations and Carol Festivals.
Peripatetic Performances - Winter and Summer Concerts
Children who learn an instrument in school are invited to take part in termly showcase concerts, to show their playing and hard work this half term.
Music in our school...