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Sub-Intent for Music 

 

Curriculum for Music at Pilgrims Cross Primary School

 

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. (DFE 2013)

 

Aims

The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all children:

· 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.

 

Implementation of Music 

Year Group

Programme of Study

At Pilgrims Cross Primary School

Early Years

• Creates movement in response to music.

• Sings to self and makes up simple songs.

• Makes up rhythms.

• Sings a few familiar songs.

• Beginning to move rhythmically.

• Imitates movement in response to music.

• Taps out simple repeated rhythms.

• Explores and learns how sounds can be changed.

Begins to build a repertoire of songs and dances.

• Explores the different sounds of instruments.

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them

In Early years we sing everyday sometimes learning new songs as well as sharing our favourite rhymes. We have opportunities to explore musical instruments and sounds in our continuous provision and in our Christmas Nativity we perform to an audience. We also use music, rhythm and songs within different areas of learning for example moving to music in physical and learning new sound in phonics.

KS1

Children should be 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 KS1 we teach a music session weekly from Music Express covering composition, rhythms and different styles of music.

This is supported by opportunities to share and perform songs in performances and parent celebrations.

There is a weekly singing assembly where the whole school learns new songs and sings together.

KS2

Pupils should be 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.

 

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In KS2 we teach a music session weekly from Music Express covering composition, notation and different styles of music.

We also have the Hampshire Music Team teaching our children in year 3 and 4 to play different instruments like the drums and keyboards.

There are opportunities within Learning Adventures to share and perform songs in performances and parent celebrations.

There is a weekly singing assembly where the whole school learns new songs and sings together.

 

 

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