Key Stage 1 and 2
At Welbeck Primary, our Music curriculum is split into 4 strands. These strands are taught in each year group across the year to develop skills and knowledge progressively throughout the school.
- Performing/Instrumental Performance
Music is taught weekly in Key Stage 1 and 2 in one hour whole class lessons. The children sing together, learn about composers, composition and notation, use different instruments from our class sets of percussion, woodwind, glockenspiels and djembes, and play together as an ensemble.
Children in KS2 have a 30 minute weekly singing assembly, where they sing as an ensemble, learn about good practice in singing, and learn songs for enjoyment and performance.
Class teachers, external music providers and specialist instrumental teachers will assess children’s progress informally during lessons, ensuring that any gaps in learning are identified and addressed to shape lessons and meet the children’s needs. Children are also encouraged to assess their own and other’s learning through practising being an active audience member, talking about performances and giving constructive feedback.
Our pupils have regular performance opportunities to share their achievements in music, with their peers, families and at events across Nottingham city. These performances include: Harvest concert, Spring Concert, Christmas shows and the Nativity, Carol concerts, singing festivals, end of year productions and singing for partners and residential homes in our local community.