As a school, through a positive caring environment, we provide the opportunity for every child to reach their full potential. We want all of our pupils, by the end of Year Six, to have the opportunity to enjoy and participate in a wide range of good quality musical experiences across both key stages and reception age.
“Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon”
National Curriculum Music (2014)
Overall the objectives of teaching music in our school are to enable children to:
- Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
- Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
- Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
In today’s lesson we looked at another Carol King song - ‘One Fine Day’. We compared the three songs that we have listened to so far from Carol King - ‘You’ve Got a Friend’, ‘Loco-motion’ and ‘One Fine Day’. We then used the glockenspiels to begin to follow the rhythm...
To introduce our new music based topic, Top of the Pops, the children worked collaboratively and took part in an interactive music quiz. The questions ranged from the 1960s all the way to the present day. Great fun was had and there were some impressive scores! We...
At the end of the Autumn Term we hold our annual Carol Service. A poignant occasion, this candlelit service is a fitting end to our term and marks the beginning of our Christmas celebrations. Pupils and staff come together to enjoy this special evening. Our children...
Year one have experienced their first music journey. They have been learning about beat, rhythm and pulse by listening and appraising different pieces of music. This week, we also used musical instruments to see if we could keep in time with each other.
Today, the residents of the Annacliffe Residential Care Home and the Acorn Nursing Home enjoyed a performance from our KS2 Singing Group.
Our wonderful singing group performed at the annual Blackpool Christmas Festival at the Winter Gardens.