Curriculum
Music

Intent

The Intent of the Music Curriculum at St Luke’s C of E School is born out of a desire to foster a love of music in all students here at St Luke’s.

  • An enthusiasm and passion for music helps to create a curious mind and this can only benefit students in achieving their best.
  • We always aim to teach high quality practical based lesson that are designed to challenge students to achieve their best in every lesson.
  • Important values at St Luke’s are :
    • Taking responsibility
    • Showing respect
    • Being inclusive
  • Our lessons demand that the students collaborate on a regular basis in order to perform and create music.
  • We believe that this helps them to build working relationships and better prepare them for when they move onto their future pathways/careers.
Implementation

The intent of our curriculum is implemented through: 

  • We teach students a broad set of skills that enable them to perform, create and analyse music.
  • We try to teach all students a core set of musical skills that include:
    • Reading notation
    • Identifying and playing notes on the keyboard
    • Forming and creating chords and chord sequences
    • Understanding and identifying the elements of music
    • Song writing
    • Using technology to create music
    • Singing
  • By introducing students to a wide range of contemporary and historical musical styles we aim to help them broaden their musical awareness.

This in turn, we feel, helps students to become well rounded and confident musicians.

Impact

The Impact of our curriculum will be:

  • We want all students at St Luke’s to leave us with a greater understanding and appreciation for music.
  • Ideally we would like to see every student pursuing some form of music making, be this in a further education setting or as a loved hobby.  
The big questions

The big questions posed by our curriculum are:

  • Why is music important to humans?
  • How can I collaborate well with others?
  • How do we judge what makes a good piece of music?
  • How can we express ourselves through music?
  • Is making music scientific, artistic or both?
5 Year Plan

St Luke’s is a wonderful place.
A school full of staff who are dedicated to improving the life chances of every student that attends the school.

Kealey Sherwood, Headteacher