Music

“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.”

Pablo Casalas

Intent

 The objectives of teaching music are to enable children to:

  • Listen to and appraise a wide variety of different types of music.
  • Perform a wide variety of different types of music by singing and playing musical instruments.
  • Compose music
  • Transcribe music
Implementation
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Intent, Impact, Implementation in Full

Impact
  • Children develop their knowledge and skills in each subject over 2 years of teaching
  • Children develop music skills which include being able to: Listen and appraise music, perform music, compose and transcribe music. These skills are built on and further developed each year. Children learn better as a result of a coherent sequence of lessons that builds towards a goal. Children develop an appreciation of the history of music and the work of great composers which inspires them and adds to their knowledge and cultural capital.
  • Children’s musical vocabulary is improved across the Key Stage and is extensive by the end of Year 6. Children develop a love of music and develop their talents and increase their creativity. Children embed knowledge and use it fluently. Teachers produce clear next steps for children. Children know the end point for their learning and how the knowledge and skills taught in each lesson will help them get there. Musical vocabulary is clearly understood and stored in long term memory.
  • Children of all abilities achieve in all lessons. The most disadvantaged children and children with SEND are given the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. All children are taught a broad, rich curriculum.

Music Curriculum at a Glance

Learning how to play the glockenspiel!

Learning how to play the glockenspiel!

This week in music we have enjoyed learning how to play the glockenspiel. We spoke about rhythm, beat, tempo and notes. We moved to music, sat down and listened with closed eyes. After listening, talking about the song and answering the questions together (using...

Royal Shakespeare fame for Rebecca and Jordan!

Royal Shakespeare fame for Rebecca and Jordan!

We are pleased to share with you this video, released by the Royal Shakespeare Company which includes two of our own Boundary pupils! Rebecca and Jordan feature in this video for the Taming of the Shrew in the costumes they designed and made and some of the drawings...

In The Recording Studio

In The Recording Studio

As part of the School's Alive performance this year, children were asked to record their own back track! This recording was used during the live performance of Oliver to ensure the group's hard-work, determination and perseverance would shine through and the audience...

Manuscript Masters!

Manuscript Masters!

Children from across the school have enjoyed learning to read and play from music both in individual and whole class learning. For example, Year 5 have been learning to play the song 'Dancing in the Streets'.

School’s Alive 2020

School’s Alive 2020

On a very windy Monday evening and having been rehearsing since September, Boundary joined pupils from virtually every Blackpool school at The Grand Theatre, performing hundreds of songs and dances, playing in bands and orchestras and enjoying a wonderful introduction...

The One With The Glockenspiels

The One With The Glockenspiels

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...