Music Intent Statement
At Ludlow Junior School, the Music curriculum has been designed to allow all children to express themselves through music and to inspire all children to view themselves as musicians. We want all pupils to have the opportunity to enjoy music from a range of genres, cultures and times.
In order to achieve this outcome for all our pupils, our aim is to make sure our music lessons are coherently planned and sequenced in order to develop and build upon children’s prior knowledge. Our planning uses Skills progressions from Southampton Music Hub’s which has allowed us to systematically link the skills outlined into the music unit taught across the school.
Music takes advantage of cross-curricular links and therefore enriches their learning. For example exploring Tudor Music which enriches history learning. Assessment underpins all music lessons and opportunities are given for children to reflect on their own and others performances.
There are many opportunities for musical enrichment. The singing curriculum is developed through both singing in lessons and within singing assemblies. There are opportunities for all children to learn an instrument in year 4, where every child will be able to learn ukulele during the Summer Term. Additionally, there is a wide range of opportunities for extra-curricular music. Children are able to learn a wide range of instruments through our partnership with Southampton Music Hub. All children are encouraged to develop as musical performers in the Christmas Show, Class Assemblies and Year 6 end of year performance. A range of clubs are on offer to all children, which includes Lower School Choir, Upper School Girls Vocal Group and Boys Vocal Group. Furthermore, our Djembe Drumming group is much celebrated being invited to perform at National level in previous years as part of the National Festival of Music for Youth.