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Music throughout school

 

Picture 1 Celebrating learning in Key Stage 1
Picture 2 Celebrating learning in Key Stage 1
Picture 3 Linking Music with story telling in EYFS
Picture 4 Exploring sound in our outdoor classroom

Enjoying music in our classroom under the sky

Enjoying music in our classroom under the sky 1
Enjoying music in our classroom under the sky 2
Early Years

In the Nursery and Reception,  we enjoy singing lots of nursery rhymes and favourite songs.  We learn to tap out repeated rhythms and explore how sounds can be changed.  Our outside classroom includes a large music area for music-making outdoors. We explore different ways to move to music and often have music playing in our classrooms or outside during child-initiated time.

 

Key Stage 1

During Key Stage 1 music is taught through our curriculum, using a variety of resources and is enhanced regularly with music sessions from Steve Brown, a Creative Practitioner in residence. We learn to listen carefully and respond physically to a wide range of music. We play a range of tuned and untuned musical instruments and work together to create short compositions.  We explore how sounds and silence can create different moods and effects and learn to control the sounds we create with our voices and instruments.

 

Musician, Steve Brown works across our school, creating musical compositions to bring our literacy core texts and topics to life. He teaches musical skills and terminology. The children explore a range of instruments and respond to music in a variety of ways.

Web Links for Parents

 

BBC Music

A selection of different games, lessons, quizzes and activities for children ages 4 – 11

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/music.shtml

 

Glossary of musical terminology

Almost every musical term you'll want or need to know is defined on this very extensive web site.

http://www.naxos.com/education/glossary.asp

 

Creating Music

Creatingmusic.com is a children's online creative music environment for children of all ages. It's a place for children to compose music, play with musical performance, music games and music puzzles.

http://www.creatingmusic.com/

 

Introduction to reading music

Some people think trying to read music is hard and difficult. The following set of pages will try to introduce the most important topics in reading music in a very easy to understand way.

http://datadragon.com/education/reading/

 

Instruments of the Orchestra Quiz

Test your knowledge of the instruments that play in the orchestra

https://www.quia.com/rr/73992.html

 

Classical Composers

A complete index of all, well known, classical composers

http://www.classical.net/music/composer/masterindex.php

 

Virtual musical Instruments

Have fun playing a selection of virtual instruments

http://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/

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