We are very lucky to work with our peripatetic Music Teacher, Miss Kent from One Education Music Service in developing and delivering our Music curriculum. Our curriculum is designed to meet the expectations of the statutory National Curriculum and ensure that all 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 notation
Our Music curriculum is a spiral curriculum, with key skills being constantly repeated. Children explore the inter-related elements of music including: dynamics, tempo, pitch, duration, structure, texture and timbre.
Children in Year 5 receive a 40 minute instrument lesson weekly where they learn the ukulele. At the end of each term, they present a performance to children and parents that showcases their skills.
We are very proud of how beautifully our children sing together – every Friday, Miss Kent leads a whole key-stage singing assembly where the children join in and sing learnt songs together. They always sounds just wonderful and we find these sessions are the perfect way to close the school week! We are also incredibly proud of our wonderful school choir who meet weekly – they have developed a great repertoire of songs and love to perform as often as they can!
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