Our Curriculum Intent- Music
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 Music at Home
Music Around Our School
'Music is all around us. It is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging. In our schools, music can bring communities together through the shared endeavour of whole-school singing, ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and, through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils, performing. The sheer joy of music making can feed the soul of a school community, enriching each student while strengthening the shared bonds of support and trust which make a great school.'
Model Music Curriculum (DFE 2021)
Music in Action
Our nursery children have been composing simple melodies using chime bars.
We are currently singing -
'Don't worry/three little birds'
This is a mash up of two famous reggae songs. The distinct ‘Reggae’ style features syncopated (off-beat) chords and percussion styles such as the ‘one drop rhythm’ where the snare and kick sound together on the third beat. Other instruments popular in Reggae music include the saxophone and other brass instruments, electric guitars, bass and backing singers
Listen to our beautiful singing!
Our 'Curriculum Overview for Music' shows the coverage of Music across the school.
During our whole school assemblies children will get the opportunities to listen and appraise music from a wide range of musical genres.
Each half term children will learn to sing a variety of songs helping to develop their singing abilities whilst improving and widening their vocabulary.
Take a look at some of the genres we will be covering this year.