Intent, Implementation, and Impact Statement for Music at Monkshouse Primary
At Monkshouse, our intent is to provide a comprehensive, inclusive, and high-quality music education that enables all pupils to develop a deep understanding and appreciation for music. Our intent is rooted in the belief that music is a powerful means of self-expression, cultural understanding, and personal development. We aim to instil a lifelong love for music in our pupils and equip them with the necessary skills to become confident and competent musicians.
Curriculum Design and Planning
Our music curriculum is carefully designed and planned to ensure progression and continuity across all key stages. It is built upon the Model Music Curriculum and incorporates a diverse range of musical genres, styles, and cultures. We provide meaningful opportunities for pupils to engage with music through vocal, instrumental, and composition activities.
High-Quality Music Provision
We strive to provide high-quality music provision through:
Timetabled Music Lessons
Music is given a dedicated place in the timetable, providing regular and frequent sessions for pupils to develop their musical skills through the use of the Kapow Music scheme. These lessons cover a wide range of areas, including singing, playing instruments, listening, improvisation, composing, and music theory.
Provision and resources
Our school is well-equipped with a range of musical instruments, including keyboards, percussion instruments, and an assortment of orchestral instruments. We aim to provide our children with a wide variety of instruments to provide them with the opportunity to explore and learn.
We offer a range of enrichment activities to promote wider musical experiences. These include liaising with Lincolnshire Music Services to provide music projects whereby children are given the opportunity to learn an even wider range of musical instruments, choir, drama club, concerts, and workshops with professional musicians and conductors. Through these activities, pupils develop teamwork, performance skills, and appreciation for different musical forms.
Local and Community Partnerships
At Monkshouse, we actively engage with our local community to provide children with exciting and memorable music experiences. These have included Christmas carol performances at the local church, performing concerts in Spalding town centre during special times of the calendar year and performing at a local primary school alongside a celebrity singer to name a few. This provides real-world experiences and broader exposure to a range of musical styles and genres.
High Standards and Pupil Achievement
The impact of our outstanding music provision is evident through:
Progression and Attainment
Pupils' musical skills and knowledge develop progressively as they move through the school. Our well-sequenced curriculum ensures that pupils build upon prior learning, extending their musical understanding and abilities over time. This is evidenced through regular formative and summative assessments.
Pupil Engagement and Enjoyment
Pupils are fully engaged and enthusiastic participants in music lessons and wider musical activities. They actively contribute to music-making, show confidence in performing, and demonstrate a genuine enjoyment and appreciation for music.
The impact of our music curriculum is showcased through various musical performances, both within the school and in the wider community. Pupils' ability to perform confidently and expressively demonstrates the impact of their musical learning.
Personal and Social Development
Music plays a valuable role in developing pupils' personal and social skills:
Confidence and Self-expression
Through music, pupils develop confidence in their abilities and are encouraged to express themselves creatively. They develop a sense of ownership and pride in their musical achievements, fostering positive self-esteem.
Cultural Understanding and Diversity
Exposure to a wide range of musical genres and styles helps pupils appreciate and celebrate the diverse cultures represented in our school community and beyond. This fosters mutual respect, empathy, and understanding.
Collaboration and Teamwork
Music-making encourages collaboration and teamwork, teaching pupils to listen, respond, and work together as an ensemble. Pupils learn to value and contribute to each other's musical ideas, fostering a sense of community and shared achievement.
In conclusion, our intent, implementation, and impact in music education align with Ofsted's most recent inspection framework. Our music provision ensures high standards, engendering musical achievement and personal development among our pupils.