Music

 

Our Subject Leader for Music is Mrs Kerr

 

 

The aims of music teaching are to enable children to:

  • know and understand how sounds are made and then organise them into musical structures
  • know how music is made through a variety of instruments
  • know how music is composed and written down
  • know how music is influenced by the time, place and purpose for which it was written
  • develop the inter-related skills of performing, composing and appreciating music

 

Music curriculum planning

Our school uses the ‘Music Express’ scheme as the basis for its curriculum planning in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

 

EYFS

Children of reception age will follow the EYFS and work towards the Early Learning Goals.  Music forms an integral part of ‘Expressive Arts and Design’ in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

 

The teachers plan for this area of the EYFS through a topic approach, which enables children to receive a balanced cross-curricular education. Music contributes to a child’s personal and social development. Counting songs foster a child’s mathematical ability and songs from different cultures increase a child’s knowledge and understanding of the world.

 

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

The learning objectives followed in the ‘Music Express’ scheme are closely linked to the National Curriculum objectives in Key stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

 

Our specialist music teacher, Mrs Chanchi, comes into school on a Friday. She leads sessions in Year R, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6.  She is teaching Year 4 how to play the recorder.

 

Assemblies

Children learn and sing new songs together and learn new techniques during the Tuesday singing assembly.  Mrs Chanchi and Mrs Kerr select songs reflecting a range of styles, cultures and occasions for the pupils to learn.

 

Music is carefully selected and played at the beginning and end of assemblies, promoting a calm atmosphere and often linking into the theme of the week/term.

 

Some of our children from years 3 and 5 performed at the O2 Arena at The Young Voices concert on Tuesday 17th January 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enrichment

Throughout the year we have many different occasions and events that incorporate music such as World Peace day, Carol service, Nativity plays, Harvest festival, class assemblies and the Year 6 production.   Children now have the opportunity to learn how to play the Violin, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone and also the Ukulele.  Often we will book outside agencies to come into our school and show the children a range of different music through instrumental ensembles.