Curriculum Leader: Mrs Sarah Brown
Intent: At Pilgrim Academy, our aim is to deliver a high-quality music curriculum that inspires children to become creative and to think and act as musicians.
Through the recent introduction of a music scheme called Charanga, and by linking learning to a range of thematic topics, children have opportunities to perform, compose, transcribe and describe a range of musical styles.
Our aim is to promote this creativity at an early age in Early Years, through the Exploring and using media and materials module, where children begin learning to sing songs and make music in several ways. For example, topic-based songs, maths and English topic songs and using classroom materials to create instruments to make musical patterns with.
Our intent is to make music an enjoyable learning experience for all. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children.
When the children leave and embark on their secondary education, our aim is to have helped young musicians to have:
Alongside this, we use Milestones for teachers and Curriculum Leaders to monitor coverage and track progress across the curriculum, ensuring appropriate sequencing is in place. We use the milestones created by Chris Quigley Education, in conjunction with our thematic planning to ensure the children develop their knowledge and skills as they move from Early Years through to Key Stage 1 and 2. If you click on the tabs below, you will see the milestones for Early Years; Years 1 & 2; Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6. This is in the initial phase, having recently purchased the Charanga music programme to support out teaching.