Music Curriculum

 

Music is taught every term from Reception through to Year 6. All lessons are delivered by an in-
house Music Specialist.

In Reception and KS1 pupils receive a weekly lesson of 20 minutes.

Pupils in Year 3 to Year 6 receive a weekly lesson of 25 minutes.

The school uses the Charanga Model Music Curriculum Scheme which both ensures coverage of the
National Curriculum and the recommendations of the DfE Model Music Curriculum report.

Pupils are taught a variety of skills, to play a range of tuned and untuned percussion instruments,
use their voices musically whilst developing vocal techniques.

Throughout the individual’s musical journey, pupils learn about music from different cultures and
key musical figures in these genres, including looking at different models of composition, from
improvisation through formal forms of written notation.

Pupils in all year groups have access to the half termly Resonate Concerts Programme.

Pupils in KS2 have the opportunity to take part in Samba Club.

Pupils in Y4, Y5 & Y6 have the opportunity to take part in Bishop Eton Amazing Productions and to
perform in musical theatre productions.

Pupils in Year 4 take part in the national Young Voices programme.

Pupils in KS1 are taken to a live orchestral concert to develop their understanding and appreciation
of live music. When and where possible, professional musicians are brought into school to broaden
and deepen the pupil’s musical experience.

Post COVID, the school is in the process of redeveloping its extra-curricular provision. We plan to
relaunch our Choir in Autumn 2.

EYFS

In Reception children follow the – educational programmes set out in the EYFS Framework 2021. Children learn through exploring the ‘Being Imaginative and Expressive’ strand of the ‘Expressive Arts and Design’ area of learning, which is underpinned by Communication and Language, Literacy and Physical development. Children are immersed in experiences and activities through a mixture of play based and adult led tasks that ignite their interest for Music and performing arts. They explore inventing, adapting and recounting narratives and stories with peers and their teacher, sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs, perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others, and – when appropriate – try to move in time with music.

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