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Music

Intent

Our music curriculum inspires creativity, self-expression and encourages our children on their musical journeys as well as giving them opportunities to connect with others.   Through the programmes of study, we hope to foster a life long love of music and ignite a passion for music by exposing pupils to a range of musical experiences. By listening and responding to different musical styles, we seek to enable children to find their voices as singers, performers and as composers, enabling them to become confident, reflective musicians. 

‘Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity’ (The National Curriculum)

Skills

The aims of our Music curriculum are to develop pupils who:

  • Can sing and use their voices individually and in a group
  • Create and compose music on their own and with others
  • Use technology appropriately when composing
  • Have the opportunity to learn one musical instrument to some depth and to explore other musical instruments
  • Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated
  • Listen to, review and evaluate the work of great composers and musicians from a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions
  • Enjoy and have an appreciation of a range of different musical styles e.g. Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pop, Rock etc.
  • Use and understand musical language and include musical features in their own work
  • Make judgements about the quality of music
  • Have different opportunities to take part in performances both within school and at the local theatre

Impact

Look at some of the exciting things that we have been learning in music:

These are the lyrics for the choir songs we are recording on 12th November

The Biscuit Song

What will I be when I grow up? An astronaut or a vet or a court jester?

I’ve thought through all my options and I want to be a biscuit tester.

Jammy dodger, fig roll, check the flavour check the bake.

Maybe eat one more to be totally sure it’s a biscuit not a cake, Yum.

You can’t beat a digestive or a good old plain rich tea.

Or a bourbon, or a custard cream, dunked in a cup of tea.

Jammy dodger, fig roll, check the flavour check the bake.

Maybe eat one more to be totally sure it’s a biscuit not a cake, Yum.

What will I be when I grow up? An astronaut or a vet or a court jester?

I’ve thought through all my options and I want to be a biscuit tester.

Jammy dodger, fig roll, check the flavour check the bake.

Maybe eat one more to be totally sure it’s a biscuit not a cake, Yum.

 

The Factory Song

Mix, stir, stir, roll, stir, stir, roll, cut

Checking in, clocking on.

The biscuit production line,

Clunk and whirr, whoosh and stir.

Get them baked on time.

Pack them, stack them, then dispatch them.

Who knows where they’re heading.

Every corner of the globe, sent with love from Reading.

Mix, stir, stir, roll, stir, stir, roll, cut

Time for Tea

(repeat from checking in….)

 

Latest news in this subject

Adele has released a taster to her new album.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-58802096

Music news for kids - https://kidsrhythmandrock.com/

The BBC proms performance of The Carnival of the animals is definitely worth a look. Narrated by Michael Morpugo and with the Kanneh-Masons ensemble - s://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000z8b8/bbc-proms-2021-carnival-of-the-animals-with-the-kannehmasons

Take a look at this wonderful version of Peter and The Wolf. Filmed very inventively during lockdown with Alexandra Armstrong and The London Mozart Players -  https://youtu.be/6fBjh42PQdk

 

 

 

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