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.
Composer of the month
Each month we learn about a different composer. We enjoy listening to different music styles and music from around the World.
Octobers composer of the month is Benjamin Britten. Benjamin Britten was an English composer who was born and lived in Suffolk. He started composing as a child and by the age of 18 he'd written more than 700 pieces!
We have been listening to a piece of music called 'The Storm'
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.
World Nursery Rhyme Week
Each class celebrated World Nursery Rhyme week by learning a different Nursery Rhyme. We recorded the performance to share with the other classes in school. As some classes have been isolating your child's performance may not be ready to watch yet but all classes performances will be on the school website by the end of the term. The children have thoroughly enjoyed Nursery Rhyme week and watching their friend's performances.
Nursery have worked so hard learning nursery rhymes as part of National Nursery Rhyme Week!
Well done boys and girls!
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 our musician 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.