What Music looks like now
Compared to the beginning of the year, I think staff are a little more confident teaching music after our inset earlier on in the year. However, I still feel there is improvement for this. In the Autumn term we were lucky enough to have a specialist teacher teaching weekly in Years 2 and 3. We also subscribed to the Lancashire Music Service which would mean the rest of the KS 2 classes would get specialist input throughout the year. This was not only great for the children as they were ALL learning a musical instrument, it was also upskilling our staff. However, by Spring term, our music specialist had handed in his notice and we struggled to get anyone in from the Music Service due to long term staff illness. However, staff at Hambleton continued to keep music going teaching through Charanga.
The instruments we have in school have been audited, by myself and a ‘wish list’ has been made. Due to budget these have yet to be ordered.
Staff are now more familiar with the key skills in music and we now have a clear outline on what is to be taught when, in a long term plan.
How I want Music to look
I would like staff’s confidence to continue to grow teaching music. I would like us to continue with specialist teachers coming in to school to offer lessons and to upskill our teachers. Due to the breakdown of staff and services last term, this needs to be readdressed.
I would like Staff to continue to use Charanga when other services are not in and feel confident to be able to assess the children against the key skills.
I would like our school to be fully resourced with a range of tuned and untuned instruments. I would like the keyboards to be used more readily and I would like a class set of glockenspiels to help deliver the Charanga lessons.