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Music at All Saints School

Music manager Mrs T Rowlinson

 

Welcome to the Music page! Here at All Saints the children are taught music throughout the school. Teachers aim to promote a love of singing, composing and appraising.  

Most classes teach music through theme lessons and link the learning to their termly theme.

This means that music lessons are not necessarily taught on a weekly basis but rather blocked to have a whole day of music or 3 afternoons a week throughout a theme. This gives the children longer to appraise and compose their own piece of music, allowing time for self and peer assessment of their composition.

We use our voices, percussion and tuned instruments in our compositions as well as using iPads and other electronic equipment to compose, appraise and record music using ICT.

We are trying to promote singing for enjoyment and offer all Key Stage 2 pupils the opportunity to take part in the school choir.

We also offer many wider opportunities for learning to play a musical instrument with a specialist music teacher. Click to find out more.

 

An overview of how History is taught within the school

  • In EYFS, the children are provided with opportunities to sing and create music with a range of percussion instruments.
  • In KS1, the children are taught music discretely within their theme topic when applicable. They use their voices expressively and creatively, play tuned and untuned instruments musically, listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
  • In KS2, once again the children are  taught music discretely. They play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, improvise and compose music for a range of purposes, develop an understanding of the history of music and appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

 

 

Development plans for Music

There are key areas for the development of Music throughout the school. Some of the new initiatives taking place this year include:

  • Ensure that there is challenge during each music lesson to make sure that children’s learning is being extended.
  • The provision of an after school music club to contribute to the school radio
  • A range of training sessions in teaching music will be provided for all teaching and support staff


Challenge

Challenge is part of every lesson at All Saints, including music lessons. Children are encouraged to take part in curriculum challenges which can incorporate their musical talents and there will be a musical challenge later in the year.

 

At Home

If your child takes part in any musical activities outside of school please do let their class teacher know so we can celebrate their achievements. If you have a musical talent you would like to share with the children please do contact us and we will arrange a visit to school.

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