Music

Year 2

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.