Resources for Schools
Progression Framework for Music KS 1-2
Nottingham Schools Trust and Nottingham Music Hub have developed a Music Progression Framework for KS1-2: a carefully planned progression route that integrates the work of the school curriculum and Nottingham Music Hub initiatives into a city-wide framework where all aspects work together, aligned with the DfE model music curriculum and meeting both the requirements of the national curriculum for music and the DfE National Plan for Music Education.
The 2nd edition of the progression framework has been thoroughly revised to incorporate the DfE Model Music Curriculum.
City schools are welcome to download a copy of the framework (click above) and adapt it for their use as long as they give credit to Nottingham Schools Trust and Nottingham Music Hub. Editable and up-to-date versions of the framework are available at a shared music hub site along with resources.
The framework outlines carefully sequenced learning across key stages 1 and 2, and is designed as a city-wide approach that can be interpreted and delivered in different ways. There is no pressure for any school to use it, but we hope it will be helpful for schools in light of the new Ofsted framework, as the framework shows carefully sequenced progression and clarifies how music hub initiatives and extra-curricular activities are part of an integrated whole.
The common framework will also make it easier to develop common resources and CPD. We are inviting schools with good resources for particular areas of this framework to upload them to a shared site, so that over time we build a rich, shared resource base tied to agreed progression mileposts cross the city.
For access to the shared site or more information on the framework, please contact email@example.com
We are grateful to staff from the following organisations who contributed to the development of this framework:
Nottingham Music Hub
The Nottingham Schools Trust
Bluebell Hill Primary School
Carrington Primary School
Claremont Primary School
Crabtree Farm Primary School
Djanogly Sherwood Academy
Fernwood Primary School
Forest Fields School
Greenfields Primary School
Haydn Primary School
Heathfield Primary and Nursery School
Melbury Primary School
Middleton Primary and Nursery School
Mellers Primary School
Nottingham Academy Primary
Portland Spencer Academy
Robin Hood School
Rosslyn Park Primary and Nursery School
Scotholme Primary School
Seely Primary School
Southglade Primary and Nursery School
Southwold Primary School and Early Years Centre
St Mary's Catholic Academy
Walter Halls Primary School
Welbeck Primary School
Model Music Curriculum for KS 1 - 3
The Department for Education has just published the new model music curriculum for children aged 5-14 in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.
The curriculum features a large resource list of music from around the world, focusing on a range of genres and styles, with children being introduced to instruments and singing from Year 1.Download the full curriculum here
Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It provides a clear framework for teachers to plan, develop and evaluate arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum.Nottingham Music Hub is an Artsmark partner organisation, and can support schools in applications for silver, gold or platinum status. Most schools in the city are already engaging with music hub activities, so chances are you already have some excellent evidence for meeting Artsmark criteria.
Nottingham Music Hub initiatives such as the Great Orchestra Experiment, Christmas in the City, Noise from the Next Generation and Sing City provide opportunities for young people (YP) to prepare for live performances, showcase their work and experience exciting, inspiring and engaging live music from a range of cultures
Christmas in the City, Summer Sing and other singing events provide CPD for teachers and shared good practice resources across schools.
Whole Class Ensemble Tuition, In Harmony programmes, Area Bands, the innovative Music Camp and the Robin Hood Youth Orchestra family of ensembles give YP the chance to develop their skills over a longer period of time. The many schools engaging with these integrated progression routes will be able to utilise data collected for the DfE, showing that Nottingham city schools lead the way in terms of equality and diversity in music education.
Get in touch with us for help and advice about using music hub initiatives as part of your Artsmark application. For more information about Artsmark, click here or contact The Mighty Creatives for support with the application process.