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Curriculum Intent

The Music Curriculum at Grace Academy Coventry is a knowledge-based curriculum, which provides students with the powerful knowledge needed to create, perform and respond to Music. Through immersing students in every aspect of music, we aim to improve a pupil’s communication skills; creativity; collaboration skills; cultural awareness and self-esteem. We aspire to open their eyes to the vast scope of opportunities and experiences that are available within the subject, and teach them to appreciate how music is important in shaping our everyday lives. As such we have based our curriculum around the following central themes, and these aspects of foundational knowledge:

  • The historical and social impact music has had within our society and the wider world
  • The development of musical instruments and their influence on the development of musical composition and genre
  • Musical notation and its impact in developing and recording written music through several centuries
  • Technological advancement and its symbiotic relationship with music
  • Musical elements and the basic ingredients of which all music consists

This foundational knowledge enables students to:

  • Perform music
  • Compose music
  • Listen to and Appraise music

Our curriculum enables cross curricular links between Drama (musical theatre, production music, technical support), PSHE (themes of black history, censorship, rights movements) and DT (instrument maintenance and repair, technical instrument setup). Anti-racism is embedded in our curriculum as we explore themes, composers and songs that link to our core themes of cultural awareness and self-esteem.

Curriculum content:

Attached are the curriculum maps which outline the sequence we use in order to structure our learning. If you would like to support your child's learning, we have attached links to Oak National Academy who provide lessons, activities and resources for commonly taught topics. Please use the curriculum map for this subject before visiting:

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