Music

Music Curriculum Vision 

At Evendons Primary School we believe that Music should be fully embedded in every aspect of school life. Our aspiration is that every child adopts a lifelong love of music. We believe that we are surrounded by music and it is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects all of us through people and places in our ever-changing world. We aim to give music lessons the opportunity for children to become real musicians and are given a breath and diverse range of musical experiences.  We want our children to love music. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be music producers, songwriters, composers or rockstars! 

Music Intent

At Evendons Primary School, we are MUSICIANS!  We intend to give children access to an engaging and fun music curriculum reflecting the world they live in now, but at the same time giving them access to musical styles throughout history. Children are able to listen and appraise a variety of musical styles alongside performing pieces and creating their own compositions through the use of instruments and technology. To achieve this, all children access a variety of musical games, songs, instruments, music workshops, and extra – curricular activities giving them practical hands on experience. We hope children continue to grow in confidence as they progress through the musical curriculum and become passionate in their responses to music. Added to this, we want children to become more independent learners within this area, reflect upon their learning and develop resilience within the musical world. As a school, these are our aims:

    • To encourage awareness, enjoyment and appreciation of music in all its forms.
    • To develop imagination and creativity.
    • To help children of all abilities develop positive attitudes and to experience success and satisfaction in music.
    • To offer opportunities to sing, play instruments, compose, listen and appraise.
    • Gifted and talented musical pupils are recognised quickly and they are encouraged to build on their skills.

Singing skills- A singing culture will be established and nurtured within the school. Children and adults in the school will be encouraged to sing whenever appropriate to aid well -being and health as well as musical outcomes.

Instrumental skills – Children will be taught to sing a wide ranging variety of songs and to use their voices expressively. They should have the opportunity to play both tuned and un-tuned instruments with increasing control and should rehearse and perform with others, with an awareness of audience.

Composing skills-  Children will create Musical patterns and will be shown how to explore, select and organise musical ideas, recording these in a variety of ways, (e.g.: pictorial score, by means of a digital recorder, tape recorder or video or using notation).

Appraising skills- Children will be given the opportunity to explore and explain their own ideas and feelings about Music, using Music, dance, expressive language and Musical vocabulary. They will analyse and compare sounds and will become confident at suggesting improvements for their own work and that of others.

Listening and applying knowledge and understanding-  Children should be able to listen with concentration and to internalise and recall sounds with increasing Music Curriculum Statement aural memory. They will develop a growing awareness of the interrelated dimensions of music. They will learn that time and place can influence the way music is created, performed and heard, that music is produced in different ways and is described through invented and standard notations which will be applied appropriately throughout their musical journey in school.

We build on the musical horizons of each child and we strongly believe that children should be given the opportunity to share their musical skills at different events both in and outside school. It is our aim that each child becomes a confident performer, however we take each child at their own speed and we support children who are less confident and encourage them to flourish. We believe music lessons are lively and interactive that aim to foster a passion for music in children of all abilities.

Therefore every year, they are taught the skills of how to play one instrument in particular during their music lessons.

  • Reception – Voice/ Listening Skills
  • Year 1 – Ukulele
  • Year 2 – Recorders
  • Year 3 – Guitar
  • Year 4 – Xylophones/ glockenspiels
  • Year 5 – Djembe Drums
  • Year 6 – Keyboard and working towards musical production

Overview of Music at Evendons

Lucinda Graham

Evendons Music Lead

 

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