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At Freegrounds we strive to have a Music Curriculum which is exciting, rewarding and challenging for our children. We endeavour to ensure that all of our children leave us with a musical literacy appropriate for their age.

 

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.

 

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 interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations
     

Attainment targets

 

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

 

Subject content

 

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 interrelated dimensions of music

Year R

 

In Year R music is embedded across our curriculum. You will find us singing, playing and responding to music in all of our lessons and at many other times in the day. Children have a wide variety of opportunities to access music in their 'Discovery Time' through our outdoor music centre and the many resources we have inside our Year R Base.

 

See the attached document if you would like to find out more about how we encourage Musical Literacy in Year R.

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