Music

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity.

We aim to 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.

Music in Year 1

Pupils should be taught to:

    • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
    • play untuned instruments musically
    • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

Music in Year 2

Pupils will 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.

Music in Year 3

The children will:

• Play and perform in ensemble context

• Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

Music in Year 4

The children will :

Learn to play the recorder

Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of genres, styles and traditions

Perform and compose songs

Use technology to produce music

Understand how music is created, produced and communicated

Music in Year 5

The children will learn 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.

Music in Year 6

In order to provide links with rainforest study, the children will enjoy some Gamelan sessions. Gamelan is the traditional ensemble music of Java and Bali in Indonesia, made up predominantly of percussive instruments. They will also have the excitement of preparing for their end of year performance.