“Music is a world within itself, it’s a language we all understand.” Stevie Wonder
Music at Lady Katherine is all about expression, confidence, enjoyment, joy, celebration and performance. Singing in assemblies, classrooms and church is so important for our school community and we strive to make musical experiences inclusive and global at all times. A steady progression plan is built into our scheme to ensure consistent musical development. Through this, we ensure that we are fulfilling the aims for musical learning stated in the National Curriculum.
‘All pupils perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of great composers and musicians’. National Curriculum 2014
Examples of musical styles from different times and places are explored through listening, performing and composing activities. Examples include vocal melodies from Medieval times, Tudor court music, romantic ballet music, twentieth century pop, as well as traditional and classical forms from across the globe.
‘All pupils learn to sing and use their voice, 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’. National Curriculum 2014
At Lady Katherine, we want children to be actively involved in using and developing their singing voices, using body percussion and whole body actions, and learning to handle and play classroom instruments effectively to create their own and others’ music.
‘All pupils understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notation’. National Curriculum 2014
Music at Lady Katherine has a high profile and encourages our pupils to be confident performers and active, engaged learners. Teachers adapt the lessons and personalise them for the needs and interests of their class, using their own creativity and strengths to create inspiring, engaging lessons.
Aims for music at Lady Katherine:
- Pupils use music as a vehicle for personal expression and individuality.
- Lessons are engaging and active and include listening, reflecting, singing, movement e.g. whole body actions, body percussion and playing classroom instruments.
- Lessons are inclusive, global and joyful.
- Lessons involve performance and enable pupils to grow in confidence and encourage evaluation of themselves and others.
- Music is used for celebration, joy and sharing with our community.
LADY KATHERINE LEVESON CE PRIMARY SCHOOL MUSIC OVERVIEW
Chinese New Year- China
Bohdi day- Buddhism
Beat and Tempo-PSED
Loud and Quiet- Physical Development- Growth and Change
Beat and Tempo- Happy New Year- CNY Week
Structure- Literacy- Stories and Sounds
Texture- UTW- Working World
Timbre- EAD- Our Senses
Exploring sounds-Ourselves/Our school
Exploring sounds- Our land
Beat- Our bodies
Beat- Human body
Pitch- In the past
Performance-Food and Drink
Exploring sounds- Sounds
Pitch- Around the World
Structure- Ancient worlds
Pitch- Singing Spanish
Notation- In the past
Performance-Food and Drink
Performance- Our community
Listening- Solar System
Structure- Life Cycles
Beat- Keeping healthy
Composition- At the movies
Step dance performance
Street dance performance
Song cycle performance
Mini Musical performance
Awards show performance