All the teaching staff at Meon Junior School are working with Meon Infant and Moorings Way Infant School colleagues to identify how our curriculum will meet the needs of our children across the three schools.
We believe it is important to plan the learning journey of the children from Year R to Year 6. Even though we are a Junior School, this does not stop us using what the children have already learnt before they leave Infant School. This is vitally important. As three schools, we have worked together to produce a joint intention of what we want the children to learn. Our joint subject teams produced the following statements in September 2019:
Learning in Music
By the end of Year 2
By the time our children leave our school in Year 2, they will have experienced using tuned/untuned instruments including their voices expressively. All children will have listened with increasing concentration to a wide range of music and experiment with being creative with sound. They will be able to perform to a range of audiences e.g. to a class parents. Understanding how music is created as well as the emotions that music can evoke will help our children find their place in the world.
By the end of Year 6
By the time our children leave our school in Year 6, they will have played and performed using musical instruments including their voices expressively with increased control. All children will have listened with concentration and understanding to improve memory. Children will improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the different elements of music, developing a love for music past and present. Pupils will learn to use and understand musical notations. Enjoying the listening and creation of music will help our children find their place in the world.