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MUSIC

Music

 

Introduction
Music is taught throughout our school. We aim that all our pupils have a high- quality music education that engages and inspires them to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

AIMS
We aim to ensure that all our pupils:
• perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
• learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence,
• understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

CURRICULUM COVERAGE AND ORGANISATION
EYFS
Within the context of our Early Learning Goals, our pupils begin to:
• use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
• explore tuned and untuned instruments musically
• listen with growing concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
• experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

Key stage 1
Our pupils are taught to:
• use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
• play tuned and untuned instruments musically
• listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
• experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

 

Key stage 2
Our pupils are taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.

Our pupils are taught to:
• play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
• improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
• listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
• use and understand staff and other musical notations
• appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
• develop an understanding of the history of music.

Extra-curricular music opportunities
These are many and varied in our school:
Instrumental Lessons: All pupils learn to read music and play musical instruments within their class music lessons. These include recorder, chime bars and keyboards.
In addition Key Stage 2 pupils can opt to pay for peripatetic musical instrument tuition in a broad range of instruments.
Ensemble Music: group music making is a regular feature of all class music planning, but in addition our school choirs and band meet regularly and perform for an ever widening variety of audiences.
Inter-School Musical Events: We are regularly involved with inter-school and community singing and instrumental projects.

 

To view our Music long term plan please download the PDF.

File icon: pdf Long Term Music Plan [pdf 111KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Music policy [pdf 435KB] Click to download