Music

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INTRODUCTION

Music has a special role to play in breaking down the barriers between pupils and releasing potential within them. Music is concerned with many aspects of a child’s personality-physical, emotional, perceptual, intellectual and aesthetic. 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The main aim of music education is to develop children’s awareness, imaginative ideas, and responses through the medium of sound. To make music an enriching, vital experience, encouraging children to reach their full potential. 

SUBJECT CONTENT

Singing throughout the school and whole school singing practice for special occasions. Musical appreciation-listening to different types of music. Music history and theory. Teaching tunes on xylophones, hand bells and keyboards .Rhythm work using a wide range of percussion. Composition. 

KEY STAGE 1

Singing- nursery rhymes, action songs. Encourage group and individual singing. Making different vocal sounds. Simple percussion- stop/ start, loud/ soft, fast/ slow. Use other parts of the body to make sounds. Listening- short songs, pieces of music. Dancing to rhythms and melodies. Music games. 

KEY STAGE 2

Singing- more advanced songs and action songs. Introduce rounds and part singing. Play percussion and sing at the same time. Easy conducting- signs to stop/start, when playing. Work on volume, pitch and timbre. Listening- story pieces- discussion-like/dislike? Orchestral instruments. 

KEY STAGE 3

Singing- songs from shows-Oliver, Joseph. Percussion- playing songs along to CD backing for rhythm. More work with tuned percussion. Introduce musical terminology- piano/ forte and start learning stave. Look at Composers- their lives and music- worksheets. Listen to and analyse a wide variety of music. Compose simple tunes. 

SIXTH FORM

 Similar activities to Key Stage 3. Singing pop songs and musical appreciation-listen to all types.. More work on musical symbols and writing notes and rhythms. Composing tunes to poems, making up their own compositions. Use keyboard, xylophones and other tuned percussion. Research into musical topic. 

ACCREDITATION ROUTES

  •  ARTS Award 

Sing Up website for different songs and Charanga for other materials. 

THIS SUBJECT ADHERES TO THE RELEVANT POLICY GUIDELINES OUTLINED IN THE SCHOOL GENERAL POLICY DOCUMENT. 

COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTATION IS HELD BY THE SUBJECT CO-ORDINATOR WHO, FOR THIS SUBJECT IS MRS SUE BUDD 


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