What We Do

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As you being to realise that different types of music, everybody’s individual music, has it’s own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realise how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.

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Through experiencing music at Baydon pupils can discover that music is practical and creative. We believe that music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate individuals,  it gives an opportunity for personal expression and plays an important part in the personal development. Music reflects our culture and society, historically and in the present and through the teaching of music we aim for our pupils to to have a greater understanding of the world they live in. 

We strive to promote enthusiasm for and enjoyment of, music in all its forms and also to develop musical skills and knowledge through lessons and performance experiences and opportunities. 

Through experiencing our music curriculum we want pupils to develop life skills such as listening skills, the ability to concentrate, creativity, self-confidence and a sensitivity towards others.

Music is taught throughout all year groups. The aims and objectives from the National Curriculum have been taken and covered through our four year rolling long term plan which aims, whenever possible, to derive and relate to other curriculum areas to provide pupils with a more in depth and cohesive view of their areas of learning. 

For our curriculum we have adapted the Kapow Primary units of work, and have organised them into a long term plan. The scheme of work is organised around the strands below during study. The scheme also encompasses Reception learning into its programme.

The Strands 

The scheme identifies the inter-related dimensions of music as:

  • Pitch
  • Duration
  • Dynamics
  • Tempo
  • Timbre
  • Texture
  • Structure
  • Appropriate musical notation

Inter-related dimensions of music is the overarching strand throughout the scheme.

Music in the EYFS

Expressive arts and design educational programme (taken from the EYFS Framework 2024):

‘The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe.’

Early learning goals that link to music:

EYFS Expressive arts and design

ELG Being imaginative and expressive

  • Sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs.
  • Perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others, and – when appropriate – try to move in time with music.

In Robins (reception year) pupils will:

  • Access a range of percussion instruments indoors and outdoors, and are taught their names.
  • Explore how sounds can be changed and learn the related vocabulary eg loud/quiet, fast/slow.
  • Build up a repertoire of songs and rhymes through opportunities to sing on a regular basis.
  • Listen to a range of music, including some from our year group composer Rodgers and Hammerstein.
  • Are encouraged to move in response to music.
  • Use Kapow units for reception to support development and preparation for Year 1.
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Instrumental Tuition 

We offer the option for pupils to receive instrumental tuition at school. Music tuition is reviewed annually according to need. Currently lessons for keyboard, drums and brass take place in school. These lessons are a paid service.

Drumming lessons are taught by Slater Music School.
Brass lessons are taught by a visiting teacher from Swindon Music Co-operative.
Piano lessons are taught in school by Mrs Bracey in school.