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

Black History Month

Black History Month

Music was our focus for Black History Month in Year 5. We focused on the contributions that artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Bob Marley made to twentieth century music and culture. We listened and appraised different genres of music and created some wonderful...

Super Samba!!!

Super Samba!!!

This half term Bracken class are enjoying learning how to play the Samba drums. This week we learnt how to play four beats together, in rhythm, missing a different beat each time. 

Jungle Boogie

Jungle Boogie

Down in the jungle where nobody goes there were lots of nursery children exploring animals this week! We have been learning the Animal Boogie, chasing after jungle animals that escaped, making jungle shakers and baking elephant cookies! The jungle animals have been...

Busy week in Maple and Laurel!

Busy week in Maple and Laurel!

It's been a very busy week in Maple and Laurel this week. It's also been an exciting week. Children in both classes who wanted to run for School Council had the opportunity to take part in an election campaign for themselves in class. The children who ran were so...

Exploring percussion instruments

Exploring percussion instruments

This week in music Reception have been introduced to a range of different percussion instruments including triangles, tambour, tambourine, bells, maracas and claves.  The children have been learning the names of the instruments and exploring different ways of playing...

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth!

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth!

Today, in our Music lesson, we listened to and appraised the song ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams. During our ‘Warm up’ game, we found the pulse of the music and then clapped the rhythms in time with the music copying previous instructions. We ended the lesson with...