Our Music Manager is Miss Parr
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 also incorporate elements from the “Music Express” scheme to support our learning.
As well as using our voices and various instruments, we make use of electronic equipment to compose, appraise and record music.
Pupils Year 2 and up have the opportunity to join choir where we practice, perform and perfect. We also offer many wider opportunities for learning to play a musical instrument with a specialist music teacher. For example, year 4 will have the chance to learn to play the recorder.
- In , the children are provided with opportunities to sing, respond to and create music with a range of instruments.
- In , the children are taught music discretely within their theme topic when applicable. They use their voices expressively and creatively, play instruments and listen to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
- In , the children are also taught music discretely. They play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, and improvise and compose music for a range of purposes. We aim to develop an understanding of the history of music and an appreciation of high-quality live and recorded music from different traditions, composers and musicians.
There are key areas for the development of Music throughout the school. Some of the current initiatives taking place this year include:
- Ensuring that there is challenge during each music lesson to make sure that children’s learning is being extended.
- Providing specialised training to staff to support them in using Music Express.
- Increasing the provision for music across the school.
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 your child displays an interest in music lessons or clubs, please encourage them to talk to their class teacher.
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