At St Luke’s, we recognise how Physical Education impacts on the health and well-being of all children. We aim to create an innovative, effective and varied Physical Education curriculum that has a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children. We believe children should develop a confidence and an interest in exercise and physical activities during school, and should continue these as part of their daily lives. We aim to establish a whole school culture based around health, fitness and well-being so children and staff can understand and apply the long-term benefits gained from taking part in physical activity.
Our Intent for Physical Education
Come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully. Psalm 95 V 1.
Our school aims to provide a broad and balanced music curriculum that encourages the children to
develop their creative and expressive abilities. We know Music plays an important part in all our lives, the children spend a minimum of 50 minutes per week enjoying music and have a music singing assembly once a week. Children take part in performances at the Southbank Centre each year. The emphasis is on practical experiences through singing, playing, composing and listening. All these activities give pupils the opportunity to work individually, in pairs, in groups and as a class.
Here is a list of the aims of what all children take part in in music lessons:
- Enjoy a wide range of music and make music themselves
- Increase use of their imagination and creativity
- Express themselves and develop emotionally
- Understand alternative forms of communication
- Concentrate and become more self-disciplined
- Develop their ability to listen with intent
- Develop practical skills
- To work collaboratively with other children to make music together
- To gain the experience of expressing themselves both individually and corporately and to gain satisfaction from doing so
- To be and understand what being an audience member is and does
- Develop an awareness of musical traditions and developments in a variety of cultures and Societies
Our Music Curriculum
Skills Progression in Music
Music Evidence of Teaching and Learning
We offer the following Ensembles – Choir club
Support for SEND
All pupils will be given the opportunity to get involved in Music taking into account, ability levels and support required. All lessons and activities will be differentiated carefully to ensure musical engagement, challenge, progress and a sense of achievement by all. We endeavor to meet the needs of all children
including gifted and talented through:
- Planning and suitability of task
- Support required
- Use of appropriate resources
- Monitoring children’s progress
- Monitoring delivery of curriculum
Music in Our Community
Throughout the school year, parents will be invited into the school to listen to the children perform in class assemblies. This will include end of term assemblies and performances. This helps to develop school links with parents as well as celebrate the musical talents of our children to the wider community. We also provide opportunities for budding musicians to sing and perform for the local community, visiting the local care home, celebrating major Christian festivals in Church and singing to the public at Christmas.
Music workshops/educational visits/ inter-school singing festivals are also timetabled throughout the year.
The school has a music policy available on our school’s website.