|Curriculum Area: MUSIC|
|Purpose of Study:
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
At Calmore Infant School, music is an important part of school life. We endeavour to integrate music into our whole curriculum by incorporating songs, music and rhyme, rhythm and tune into our planning to enhance learning opportunities and through whole school assemblies, events and celebrations. We improve our singing ability and learn new songs in our whole-school singing assemblies and all our children have the opportunity to perform to parents in our Class Assemblies, Special Event weeks and Nativity Play, and sing regularly at our local church. Extra-curricular clubs include a choir and recorder group which has taken part in the KS1 Recorder Festival and performed at school events
In Year R the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework in which they work towards the early learning goals in expressive art and design. Musical dimensions and skills will be developed through topics, themes and children’s interests. Music is an integral part of our everyday learning in Year R. The children will experiment using their voices in a variety of ways and explore a wide range of sounds including tuned and untuned percussion during continuous provision. Wherever possible the children will listen to sounds from different sources and respond to how music makes them feel through practical activities. Each Music Unit plans will focus on developing a musical dimension and provide a balance of singing, playing and opportunities for creativity across the musical dimensions during the year and will be based on the HMS Pathway to Independence.
A specialist music teacher from Hampshire Music Service delivers our music lessons in Year One and Two through the learning of three different instruments during the course of the year as part of the Listen2Me (L2M) scheme to enrich our curriculum. A two-year rolling programme is followed to enable the children to experience learning a wider range of instruments and singing. In cycle one the children in Year 1 and 2 will experience: Voice, Samba and Tuned percussion and in cycle 2 they will experience: Ukulele, African Drums and Recorder. At the end of each term the children perform to their parents in a special concert hosted by the Listen2Me teacher. Where possible our specialist teacher links instrumental lessons and singing to curriculum topics, events and celebrations throughout the year.
|National Curriculum Provision|
|Aims: The national curriculum for Music aims to ensure that all pupils:
· perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
· learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
· understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations
Key Stage 1 Pupils should be taught to:
· use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
· play tuned and untuned instruments musically
· listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
· experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music