'Music is what feelings sound like.' 'Music is the strongest form of magic.'
Welcome to our music page. Here you will find an overview of our Scheme of Work, our policy, links to online information and activities, plus a gallery of what's been happening in music at our school.
At Beech Street, our children have access to YUMU, an online home learning platform in association with Charanga. Our children have individual login details which allows them access to their current music topic and a range of songs to learn and practise in the safety of their homes.
Hi, my name is Miss Orr and I'm the Music Lead at Beech Street.
Our music curriculum is supported by MAPAS. On a termly timetable, classes are given the chance to work with a teacher with musical expertise.
MAPAS also provide opportunities for Salford schools and Salford children to take part in a wide range of exciting activities throughout the year
Check out their website for more information on what they do.
Our Statements of Intent, Implementation and Impact
At Beech Street Primary School, our intention is to provide a quality music curriculum which will inspire our pupils and enable them to reach their full potential. We aim to promote a love and an appreciation of all genres of music through singing, playing instruments, composing and performing in front of an audience, both inside and outside of school. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. We teach them the disciplined skills of recognising pulse and pitch through a range of engaging and inspiring activities.
In order to implement the skills outlined in the National Curriculum for Music, we use the Charanga scheme of work. It complements the curriculum and scaffolds the learning opportunities throughout the Key Stages, allowing for a clear progression in skills. A steady progression plan built into Charanga, both within each year and from one year to the next, ensures consistent musical development. Through our use of Charanga, we can ensure that we are fulfilling the aims for musical learning stated in the National Curriculum.
Charanga provides a classroom-based, participatory and inclusive approach to music learning. Throughout the scheme, children are actively involved in using and developing their singing voices, using body percussion and whole body actions, and learning to handle and play classroom instruments effectively to create and express their own and others' music. Through a range of whole class, group and individual activities, children have opportunities to explore sounds, listen actively, compose and perform. At Beech Street, we also use the expertise of the MAPAS (Music and performing Arts) team to enhance our music curriculum in Years 1 to 6 on a termly basis.
Music assessment is ongoing to inform teachers with their planning, lesson activities and differentiation. Summative assessment is completed at the end of each unit to inform leaders of the improvements or skills that still need to be embedded. Music is monitored throughout all year groups using a variety of strategies such as folder/book scrutinies, lesson observations and pupil interviews.
Books for inspiring musicians