At New Oscott, we believe that every child is a Musician and we encourage our children to demonstrate their own creativity. We provide exciting and stimulating differentiated lessons that are inclusive and actively teach knowledge, skills and discovery through theoretical and practical elements.
Our learning is structured and supported by the Music National Curriculum Programme of Study, is progressive and provides children with the opportunity to listen and appraise, understand pulse and tempo, improvisation, composition and instrumentation. We use a range of tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments that inspire creativity and create resilient learners that reflect on their work to enable progression. This expands the children’s understanding of the world that they live in and gives them the tools to be able to think as musicians, developing their Music Capital and understanding of how Music is used and can influence us in everyday life; developing transferable life skills.
Music in Early Years Foundation Stage is taught through the EYFS Framework’s Expressive Arts and Design Early Learning Goals.
Find out more about our Intent, Implementation and Impact for our Design Technology Curriculum in our Curriculum Expectations.
Each Year group (from Year 1) has a knowledge organiser that looks at the development of key knowledge and skills, linked vocabulary, questions and prior and future learning links.
Each half term we celebrate the impact and influence of a musical genre. These are shared with the children in the classroom, in the infant and junior halls and during assemblies. Please find information on our Music genre for this half term below.
At New Oscott we understand the importance of reading and love to promote reading in our foundation subjects. Have a look at our Art and Design reading spine, which gives suggestions of age appropriate books for Music.
We are all very proud to share our Music Ambassador’s for 2022. Our Music Ambassador’s all have a passion for music and a desire to share this with others. As part of their roles, they have performed for children in Infants, and have organised and supported live performances of individuals and groups in assemblies.
Meet our Year 6 Music Ambassadors
Meet our Year 6 Music Ambassadors – Karina, Melody, Holly, Caleb, Beth, Othniel, Freya, Sadie, Iniya and Rhyanna.
What our Music Ambassadors have to say:
“I like to organise and I am looking forward to helping to organise the music performances in our celebration assemblies.” – Holly
“I wanted to be a music ambassador because I enjoy playing music (I play the guitar) and listening to different genres of music.” – Caleb
“I am looking forward to be able to hear a variety of instruments play in assemblies and helping to organise this and promote music in the school.” – Othniel.
“I am really pleased to be a music ambassador as I really enjoy playing the piano as it is a fantastic hobby to have. I am looking forward to encouraging others to try new things in the subject of music.” – Rhyanna
“I really enjoy music lessons and I want to be able to share that with others in the school.” - Sadie
“Music Mark believes in the fundamental right to experience a high-quality music education for all children and young people, in and out of their schools.” Bridget Whyte, Chief Executive
We are very privileged to have been awarded the ‘Music Mark’ School Member 2021/22 award ‘In recognition of a commitment to providing high quality music education for all children and young people.’ We are very proud of the musical opportunities that we currently offer at New Oscott Primary School, and strive to continually build upon these to give all children the opportunity to experience a wide range of music regularly as part of a broad and balanced curriculum as well as through extra-curricular activities.
As a member of Music Mark we recognise that music has a value in and of itself. The pursuit of learning to sing/play an instrument, learning to compose, learning to listen critically and the myriad of other musical skills are valuable in their own right. This is then demonstrated by: