In our school, the music curriculum exposes children to a variety of music experiences, through which we aim to build up the confidence of every child. Children are taught to listen to and respond to a range of musical experiences and develop a life-long love and appreciation of different musical forms.
We teach them core skills to compose, perform and evaluate their own musical sequences.
Supporting musical learning at home
Steve Brown has created a sequence of music sessions to be carried out at home during our school closure. Below is the link for his youtube channel. Enjoy!
Further links to support home learning
Classics for kids
Learn all about composers and the orchestra
Music K-8 kids
Here you will find lots of fun musical games to play at home.
Interactive learning and games based on classical music
Creating and exploring music through musical games
Online Music Games
A wide range of online music games to support learning in music
They also learn about the history of music when listening to and appraising music from different genres.
Respect – Musical experiences stimulates children’s curiosity about and understanding of different cultures/religions and their music, whilst also ildren learn to respect the diversity of Music.
Music throughout school
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.