Music Curriculum Intent
Music is an important element in our lives and across the globe. Radcliffe Juniors intend to deliver a high quality Music Education, which will engage and inspire pupils to develop their love of music and their talent as musicians. Our intent is that our children are able to enjoy music in as many ways as they choose – either as a listener, creator or performer. This experience and achievement will then increase their self-confidence, creativity, interaction with others, behaviour, well-being and self-reflection: all fundamental attributes. All individuals will have opportunities to develop these skills in a wide range of teaching and learning activities, where they will be able to reflect on areas of strength and areas of development through ‘sticky knowledge quizzes’ and self-evaluations.
*Children will connect to the music they have listened to and develop their opinions on types of musical genres, composers and music in different cultures, ethnicities and history across the world.
*ROTJS pupils will connect to their learning through creating, composing and improvising music for real life purposes.
*They will have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.
*Our children will connect and develop an understanding of the terminology used within all music, which are referred to as the Inter-related dimensions of music: pitch, timbre, dynamics, dynamics, tempo, texture, structure as well as musical notation.
*Throughout musical events the children will connect with each other when they are singing and performing – feeling that unity, spiritual connection and experience a shared enjoyment, which music evokes.
*When learning and experiencing music together, pupils at ROTJS will have the opportunity to express, live and celebrate our school ‘Be Values:’ be creative and use our imaginations; be unique; be brave and bounce back; be positive and believe in yourself; be understanding and respect others and be curious and love learning.
*Music is for everybody and at ROTJS we embrace this and enjoy connecting with the community through musical projects and events.
*Through performing and enjoying musical events within our community: at Church, The Grange Hall, Music Festivals, Music Halls, SNA and Residential homes, the children develop an understanding of the importance of being part of a community; that music has the power to bond and bring us all together, as well as, develop personal qualities and our ‘Be Values.’