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Greater depth Music

Discussion in 'Primary' started by sammi3502, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. sammi3502

    sammi3502 New commenter


    I am trying to create a learning ladder for music for years 1-6 which includes greater depth and wondered if anyone had ideas for what greater depth in music would look like?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Calamity54321

    Calamity54321 New commenter

    I'd take each objective from the new Music curriculum and jot down a few ideas that build on these further.
  3. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    There is no 'greater depth' assessment in music. It only exists for writing at end of key stage assessments, otherwise it's just a piece of made-up jargon.

    It's supposed to be creative and fun.

    Ditch the learning ladders, they won't have any impact anyway. Bust out the ukuleles and let them enjoy themselves.
  4. WelshMags

    WelshMags New commenter

  5. abacus1982

    abacus1982 Established commenter

    This’d be my music assessment system:

    P Scales = McFly
    Working towards the standard = Busted
    Working at the standard = Blur
    Working at greater depth = Oasis
  6. bajan

    bajan Occasional commenter

    Do primary school actually have time to teach music?
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  7. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Yes- it is a very important subject, as are all the arts and should be taught weekly.If you dont teach it you are depriving your children of an important part of the curriculum.
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  8. bajan

    bajan Occasional commenter

    Sparklepig, I know music and all the arts are important,, but the primary curriculum in SOME school is just crammed with English and maths and little else.
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  9. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    That's such a shame and the schools concerned are not fulfilling their legal requirement re the curriculum. It helps having a specialist music teacher. I suppose it depends on the head. I have been lucky. All the heads I have worked with have valued music.
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  10. nical73

    nical73 Occasional commenter

    Ouch as music specialist this saddens me to.know that there are so many children obviously missing out. Primary school music is so important. I have over 60 pupils in my choir and many of the SEN children who really struggle with Maths and English absolutely shine in their music sessions. It is a requirement of the curriculum and I am so sad for the kids who do not experience a creative curriculum.
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  11. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    Music is hugely important and can teach children so many things. It’s uplifting, creative, expressive, fun and ‘good for the soul’. I think we really need to question the target-driven educational culture so prevalent right now. My target is to encourage children to love Music. I hope that by the fun, interesting and progressive activities I do with them they enjoy the subject and gradually gain a degree of proficiency in it. Each child is learning and developing skills in Music in their own time and in their own way. The creative arts take much time for progress to be made and skills developed. We seem to be so busy measuring, assessing, target-setting, reporting and marking that we’ve forgotten that arts education is about opening the door to a world of beauty, wonder and creativity.
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