At Norbury C of E Primary School we recognise music learning as an essential subject that promotes children’s expression and wellbeing. We intend to provide a music education that engages pupils and inspires them to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians.
In our isolated rural location we recognise our responsibility to provide our children with educational experiences that reflect the diversity of the wider world. The music curriculum provides invaluable opportunities to experience and discuss music from a broad range of cultures and we seek to do this wherever possible.
We have elected to use Kapow Music scheme which is developed by subject specialists and provides adaptable schemes of work with built in CPD to develop and support teacher subject knowledge. Kapow Music scheme has received positive feedback and an edtech impact study has shown that it improves attainment for 85% of pupils.
As well as the opportunities to engage in music education offered by curriculum coverage, it is expected that the children experience regular opportunities throughout the week to participate in musical learning and activity. Children will sing as part of lessons, in collective worship and as part of class performances. Children have the opportunity to learn ukulele, guitar and piano in individual or small group lessons. They can also take part in collaborative music lessons and production with Rocksteady Music school, learning keyboard, vocals, drums and guitar. Bursaries and funded places are available for these additional lessons to support equality of access.
The document below shows the core learning for children in Music in each class at Norbury.