For details of what is studied in this subject please see the National Curriculum jigsaw on the school year pages.
Subject leader- Mrs K McLennan
The aim of the music curriculum is to enable children:
- to enjoy, appreciate and create music, and through this to encourage them to derive fulfilment, a sense of achievement and an increase in self-confidence
- to 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
Whole school singing assemblies take place every Tuesday
Children can join the school choir and be involved with Christmas and/or Summer celebrations, productions and social events
- to create and compose music on their own and with others
- to have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument
Lancashire Music Services currently provide weekly keyboard and guitar lessons to Key Stage 2.
- to 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.
By the end of KS1 children are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
- Sing songs
- Play tuned/unturned instruments
- Listen and understand live and recorded music
- Make and combine sounds musically
By the end of Lower KS2 children are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
- Use voice and instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression
- Improvise and compose music
- Listen with attention to detail
- Appreciate a wide range of live and recorded music
- Begin to develop and understanding of the history of music
By the end of Upper KS2 children are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
- Perform with control and expression- solo and in ensembles
- Improvise and compose using dimensions of music
- Listen to detail and recall aurally
- Use and understand the basics of staff notation
- Develop an understanding of the history of music, including great musicians and composers.