At All Saints, we follow the scheme of work supplied by Kapow Primary. This follows the five Kapow Primary strands: Performing, Listening, Composing, The history of music and the Inter-related dimensions of music; and which of these strands are woven into each of our music units. This curriculum overview document below allows you to see at a glance the key areas we will be focusing on during each unit.
The Curriculum overview document shows all the Key Stage 1 and 2 National Curriculum attainment targets for music and which Kapow units help pupils to meet each individual target. For Early Years Foundation Stage, it shows which Development Matters statements or Early Learning Goals are covered by each unit.
The document also gives a short description of each Kapow unit and key skills covered and can therefore act as a medium-term plan document to be used alongside our individual lesson plans and resources. For the EYFS, we have highlighted which of the 'Characteristics of effective learning' underpins each unit
Year 6 Dynamics
Year 4 Ukulele
Year 5 NMPAT Sing Up Project
Year Three NMPAT Singing Workshop
Music at All Saints is such an important part of everyday life. In the mornings as the children enter the classrooms, they are greeted with music playing as the teachers welcome them to a new day in school. Every morning we start the day with Collective Worship during which the children arrive and depart to music and we like to sing a song that is either connected to our value or is part of an up and coming event. On a Thursday we have a singing worship during which we practice and learn new songs to add to the catalogue of ones that we already have.
Each half term every class has a music day normally on a Wednesday which always the class to have access to the hall which is where all of the musical instruments are stored. We have already had Year 6 studying Dynamics, Pitch and tempo and Year 5 studying Composition Notation.
Across the school year the children will have 4 music days allow time for all of the other musical experiences that we give the children such as the whole school production. As the music lead I work very closely with the Northamptonshire Music Primary Trust NMPT and through them we are able to access specialist teaching.
Our Year 4 class are currently having a 5-week Music and well-being course. Our Year 2 and Year 5 classes have a 10-week vocal training course starting next week and our Year 3 class will have a 10-week instrument course in the spring term.
Our choir made up of children from Years 4, 5 and 6 will be working on performance pieces across the year and will showcase these pieces at our services in the church, at Peterborough cathedral in a couple of weeks and also at church services on a Sunday at All Saints. We also hope to be able to perform at Wellingborough library and care homes across the town.
As part of our music offer the children in Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to participate in the Young Voices choir at the O2 arena when we join 10,000 other children in a mass choir and on the alternate year, we perform at the Castle theatre in the Christmas Rotary performances. Every child in Key Stage 2 will have the chance to do both of these things twice.
Music is a subject that reaches across abilities is one that breaks down barriers and can have such a positive effect on mental well being. There is simply nothing better than listening to a great piece of music or better still listen to the voices of children singing. Ofsted in their recent visit did a deep dive into Music and they loved every aspect of what we offer the children at All Saints and the Inspector felt that we should as a school showcase and advise other schools about our practice and music offer so watch this space
Mrs Johnson: Music Lead
Governor attached to Music: Gloria Ogunrinde