Our Music Curriculum
We aim that through our music curriculum we engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and foster children’s talents as musicians. As pupils progress, we want children to develop a critical engagement with music.
We aim for every child to develop:
• A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work.
• A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of technical expertise.
• Very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres.
• An excellent understanding of how musical provenance - the historical, social and cultural origins of music - contributes to the diversity of musical styles.
• The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately.
• A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.
In Key Stage 1 children will have the opportunity to:
• Use their voices expressively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
• Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
• Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
• Make and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
In Key Stage 2 children will have the opportunity to:
• Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using voice and playing instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression.
• Improvise and compose music using the inter-related dimensions of music separately and in combination.
• Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.
• Use and understand the basics of the stave and other musical notations.
• Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music from different traditions and from great musicians and composers.
• Develop an understanding of the history of music.
" Music is fun. I really like singing and I am able to perform in productions at Christmas and at the end of the year.” Charlie
“I enjoyed learning to play the ocarina. I want to learn how to play the guitar next!” Kimran
“We listened to Madam Butterfly by Puccini; it sounded very sad and sorrowful.” - Hannah
"Violin lessons are fun. I can now play it two ways; by plucking with my fingers and with a bow!” – Makenzie
Charanga Music http://www.charangamusicworld.co.uk/
Woodlands Junior http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/teacher/art.html
CBBC Music games http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/games/by/type/musicgames
Virtual Keyboard http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/music/piano/index.htm