All Key Stage one children take part in an active singing assembly on a Monday morning, where key singing skills are taught and a range of songs are learnt.
We use the Charanga scheme for music which teaches the following objectives:
– 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.
The learning enhancements the children study encourage children to:
– explore duration
– explore pulse and rhythm
– explore pitch
– explore instruments and symbols
– explore timbre, tempo and dynamics
– explore sounds
Children are given the opportunity to develop their knowledge of pattern and rhythm through a range of practical musical activities. These include following musical scores, creating musical compositions and experimenting with tuned and un-tuned musical instruments.
Our children are also subject to a range of musical experiences throughout the year including assemblies, PE lessons and outside performances.