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St Andrew's (Barnsbury) CofE Primary School

MUSIC

Music at St Andrew’s Primary School 

 

At St Andrew’s the Music Curriculum is covered in school through the Charanga scheme music service. Music is taught once a week. Children experience listening, singing, playing musical instruments and composing (sometimes using technology). We have a wide selection of instruments to support the music curriculum including xylophones, glockenspiels, drums, claves, maracas, bells and a variety of instruments from other cultures.

Music is also used to support other subjects across the curriculum as a stimulus for writing, dance and other subjects. It is also used to create a positive learning environment in the classroom, to promote concentration whilst they are working.

Singing.

We sing in daily Collective Worship and learn new songs for our whole school music concert which take place in the Summer term.  

 

In KS1, the children will be learning how to sing expressively/play tuned and untuned percussion musically and perform using Charanga resources.

They will have the opportunity to develop their composition skills involving rhythms and continue to build on the notation recognition. The children will be given chances to experiment with sounds and linking it to musical terminology such as pitch, dynamics, pulse and timbre.

To develop their listening skills, they will be listening to a wide range of music. They will be asked listen out for instruments they can hear and answer questions about what they've heard. As well as further developing their ability to express themselves by encouraging them to share their thoughts, feelings and opinions started in Reception.

 

KS2:

In KS2, the children learn about music history, music theory and performing, improvising and composing using Charanga. The children get opportunities to learn the violin and cellos.

In year 3, the children are introduced to the concept of improvisation and encouraged to share their creations as groups, in partners or as a solo to develop their confidence. They will also be composing as a class with the aim for more independence with their notation.

In year 4, the children will further develop their improvisation skills and encouraged to share their creations as groups, in partners or as a solo to develop their confidence. They will also be composing as a class with the introduction of standard notation by the end of the year.

In year 5, the children further develop their improvisation skills and encouraged to share their creations in partners or as a solo to develop their confidence. They will also be composing in pairs with the development of standard notation with the aim of them composing and writing 4 bars to a piece of music by the end of the year.

In year 6, the children further develop their improvisation skills and encouraged to share their creations as a solo to develop their confidence. They will also be composing on their own with the further development of standard notation and the aim of them composing and writing 4 bars to a piece of music by the end of the year.

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