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. 

Music plays an important part in the life of our school. The curriculum encourages children to actively participate in performing, creating and responding to sounds from different times and places.
All children sing regularly in whole school singing assemblies.
Children learn a variety of ways to record their musical work from traditional staff notation to the use of laptops and tablets. They can talk about their ideas using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately. They are encouraged to explore their ideas fully in an environment where imagination and appreciation are keys to success.
In addition to the music curriculum, there are further opportunities for children to pursue a passion for the subject. Visiting peripatetic teachers offer tuition in guitar, but these lessons incur extra costs. Some children choose to take grade exams if and when they feel ready.

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: