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Curriculum Overview


At Kirkby Woodhouse School our music curriculum offer will PROVIDE children with the essential knowledge, skills and experiences that they need to become life-long learners. It is designed to facilitate children knowing more and remembering more within a framework that encourages challenge, opportunity, ambition and participation.

It will PROVIDE children with a clear pedagogical structure which allows them to acquire new learning. This is informed by national frameworks and expectations and supported by the Nottinghamshire Agreed Music Syllabus “Charanga”. Each unit of work provides opportunities for listening and appraising and performing, as well as core knowledge and vocabulary about historic and contemporary music. There is also opportunity in each year group to compose and improvise within specific genres of music.
To allow children to remember more and learn more, the music curriculum at Kirkby Woodhouse School provides a robust and adaptable framework within which cross-curricular learning and meaningful real-life experiences happen. Teachers ENHANCE learning by linking concepts subject areas, providing exciting and engaging learning opportunities and providing opportunities for learning across children to work in partnership to solve problems.
The curriculum ENRICHES learning experiences through a comprehensive residential and extra-curricular program that supports learning within the classroom; these opportunities are extended from Early Years through to Year 6. Opportunities for children to excel are embedded into the culture of the school where children have opportunities to lead and shape school life through our School Council and House structure.
Profound Personal Development
will be the heart of all teaching and learning where children are taught to take care of themselves, each other and the world around us. Through our High-5 Values, this “Take Care” language is central to our conversations with all stakeholders, and this allows children, staff, parents and governors to work together to ensure that our Take Care ethos helps us live out the things we have learned in our everyday lives.
Through a model of PROVIDING, ENHANCING AND ENRICHING learning experiences, and embedding a Take Care ethos within our community, we support our children to go Beyond Expectations and BE the best they can be.



At Kirkby Woodhouse, we are beginning to collect work for each year group that we are judging as the "Expected Standard."


Children are judged to be at the expected standard through a combination of:

- Pupil Voice

- Work Scrutiny

- End of Unit Quizzes

* Please note: This curriculum has been amended through academic year 21-22 ready for full implementation in 22-23. New knowledge mats have been created to support this learning and are not evident in books this current academic year.

The Curriculum Review Document