Music is taught throughout school and focuses on the different elements of listening, creating and composing, and evaluating.
In KS1, pupils are taught to:
- use their voices expressively and creatively 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
- experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
In KS2 pupils are taught to:
- play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
- improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
- listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
- use and understand staff and other musical notations
- appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
- develop an understanding of the history of music.
At the request of the children, we now have a musical area outside each lunchtime where they can sing, dance and use our cheerleading resources.
During the summer term 2018, our Y3 children (including their teacher Mrs Emery) took advantage of the Wider Opportunities scheme and learned Samba drumming. They then performed what they had learned to their parents at the end of term.