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C of E Primary School

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Our Music Curriculum

Our Music Manager is Miss Everitt

 

Welcome to the Music page!

 

Intent

Music is an intrinsic part of our curriculum at All Saints C of E Primary School, we strive to create a culture that is inclusive and engages all pupils. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable all children to achieve their personal best. We provide a safe and supportive environment for all children to flourish in a range of different musical activities throughout their time at School where they do not fear making mistakes or getting it wrong.

Our Charanga curriculum engages pupils, developing a love of learning and a thirst for musical knowledge. Children are encouraged to show their musical talents throughout the curriculum, from writing their own lyrics to songs to performing Christmas Carols. 

Children develop the knowledge, skills and competence to excel in a wide variety of musical tasks. Children have the opportunity to participate in a range of curricular and extra-curricular activities. These include Piano lessons, Rocksteady Assemblies and Choir Club.

We wish to inspire a generation who love Music, not only for their musical enjoyment but understand the benefits of Music with regards to well-being.

 

Implementation:

At All Saints C of E Primary, we provide challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of musical activities which include writing lyrics, creating their own songs, making music to fit a genre or theme and understanding tempo and pitch.

Music is taught through a scheme called Charanga, each lesson follows a set structure which allows time for listening, responding and creating.

  • Pupils participate in a full day of learning on a termly basis, plus additional lessons linking to Cornerstones topics throughout the term.
  • The long-term plan for Music sets out the Musical progression through from FS to KS2, allowing for children to build on their musical skills year on year and demonstrate they are able to meet the National Curriculum objectives.
  • All teachers have access to support and guidance on ways to deliver the scheme from FS to KS2 and can attend additional training opportunities if required.
  • Children have the opportunity to attend Music Club throughout the year from FS to KS2.
  • Children have the opportunity to learn Ukulele with our tutor Turan on a weekly basis. These sessions are currently being offered to Years 3,4 and 5 in the coming terms.
  • We provide children with opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities through after school clubs and tuition, these are inclusive, enjoyable and increase children’s knowledge and understanding in Music.
  • We also offer the opportunity to participate in Rocksteady lessons, these are paid for by parents and are offered during the school day on Monday mornings. In these lessons, children can learn to play drums, guitar, keyboard or sing as a vocalist in a band.
  • We invite parents in to Musical events, alongside other members of our community to help broaden our children’s experiences with Music from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Children are encouraged to share their Musical talents with their class and any outside competitions in which they may participate.
  • We aim to provide opportunities for children to attend Musical Competitions outside of school and as a school share in their successes.

 

 

 

Impact:

At All Saints C of E Primary School, we ensure that our Charanga Music curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of situations and tasks across the Curriculum as they move from FS to Year 6.

Music has a significant impact in the classroom, from the calming music played at the start of the day or after lunch, to well-being tasks completed whilst listening to music. Music enables children to consider their thoughts and feelings and manage them effectively. Music provides a positive impact on the learning taking place in the classroom.

Children can represent the school at local events and competitions. Achievements both in and out of school are shared in Celebration Assembly. All pupils understand the role that Music has to play in their daily lives and how a song can alter how they feel at any given moment.

We aim for all Year 6 pupils to leave school with the skills and Musical knowledge to equip them for life beyond Primary School.

 

 

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. 

 

Take a look at this list of websites and games:

Rocksteady Lessons

Last year we began offering Rocksteady lessons to our pupils. Parents can sign up their child to these paid sessions via an online portal. Further information on this can be received from Miss Everitt in St David's Class. Children who attend rocksteady have the opportunity to learn how to play Guitar, Drums, Keyboard or provide vocals for the band. 

Rocksteady lessons happen on Monday mornings after whole school celebration assembly. 

 

Here is some feedback from children who took part in lessons last year. 

"Working together we have fun, it's a good experience" Year 4 child

"Jack is a great teacher, he welcomes you in" Year 3 Child

"We are learning different notes like E and A" Year 4 Child

"I like to play music" Year 4 Child

"We get to play different songs" Year 4 Child

"I want to be a popstar, so this is practice" Year 4 Child 

Music Club

Music Club will run in Term 2, after the Christmas break. 

Children will have the opportunity to play both tuned and unturned music instruments, practice body percussion, sing as part of a choir alongside a range of other activities. 

Spaces for this club are limited and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. 

 

If you have any questions regarding Music Club, please speak to Miss Everitt. 

Last Years' Events 

 

World Music Day 

World Music Day was on June 21st 2022. This day celebrates the music and cultures from many countries around the world.

In FS they looked at the country of France, learning the song Freres Jacques and exploring how music is used during special French celebrations such as Bastille Day.

In KS1 they looked at Africa and the Samba. Children had the opportunity to listen to African and Samba music and discuss what they could hear. Our Year 1 children were taught a Gumboot Dance, which they thoroughly enjoyed.

In KS2, children explored the Caribbean, Irish, Indian and Aboriginal Australian Music. They had the opportunity to watch Music being played via video and then using musical instruments to try and replicate the sounds they heard.

In LKS2, children created some Artwork to show music, using dots, lines and shapes to represent notes. In UKS2, children had a go at writing notes for the music they played on instruments.

Why not have a listen to the wonderful Caribbean music created by St Anne class in the clip below. 

 

Love Music?

Why not participate in some Music based events at home? You could have a Karaoke night, or hold your very own BGT auditions. 

We would love to see the video if you do. 

LKS2 Production

In Term 4, our LKS2 children put on a fantastic performance of 'Back through the Ages', based around four key time periods in History, the children travelled back through the ages and met some exciting characters. The children very much enjoyed putting on the performance and parents enjoyed the show too. Here is what the children had to say:

 

'I love the show, I don't want to stop doing it' - Year 3 Child 

'I am so excited, I even play the part of a stone age person' - Year 3 Child 

'I am a strict school teacher, but my lines are also funny' Year 4 Child 

 

The LKS2 children would like to give a special thanks to anyone who helped bring the show together and make it a success. 

Rocksteady Video Concerts

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Take a listen and enjoy our fabulous Rock Bands

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Rocksteady June Concert 

In Term 6, we were able to invite in the parents to watch a small concert performed by our rocksteady children. It was a fantastic morning and the parents thoroughly enjoyed it. Here are a few images from the sessions and we will be uploading the videos very soon. 

 

We have spaces available for September 2022, so please ask for information about how to sign up your child. They can sing, play guitar, keyboard or drums. Its just great fun!

Cultural Carnival Day 

 

During Cultural Carnival Day all the children in our School were lucky enough to participate in a African Dancing and Drumming Session. The children thoroughly enjoyed the drumming and learning a dance from Ghana. Check out some of our dancing in the images below. 

Cultural Carnival Day

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