The Impact - How we know what has been learnt.
Music will develop an understanding and respect of culture and history, both in relation to the children individually, and in relation to ethnicities from across the world. They will also be able to articulate the part British music plays in establishing our national identity and enhancing our culture. Children are able to enjoy music in as many ways as they choose - as listeners, creators and performers. They can dissect music and comprehend its parts. They can sing and feel a pulse. They develop their coordination, memorisation, language and reasoning skills and have an understanding of how to further develop as a musician.
The varied music curriculum also gives children the opportunity to develop life skills such as self-confidence, risk-taking, teamwork and pride in what they do, helping them to aspire to be their best selves, both in their time at New Close Primary School and beyond.
It is important that when assessing our impact, we refer back to the aims of both the National Curriculum and of our own curriculum. Whilst the assessment of knowledge and skills are addressed above, it is important we also look at how our teaching has led to achieve the school aims and the by the time pupils leave year 6 they have: