We aim to deliver a high-quality Music curriculum which provides foundations for Music. 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.
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 inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
In Music we use our Key Objective Progression and Development by Year group to support skill and knowledge progression from Nursery through to Year Two. These have been divided into the following aspects …
- Listen and Appraise
What is music? Do you do it a lot at school?
We sing wheels on the bus, sing wind the bobbin up. We make music on phones.
We sing songs, numbers, good morning. We have some bells and tambourines.
We do music with Mr Warnock. We need to learn more because then we can be on stage.
I like singing aloud. Big red combine harvester and old town road.
Singing, we sing with Mr Warnock.
We've actually been doing active time a song and dancing on the board.
I like the Yeti and doing active time.
I like the trolls music.
We've been learning about Frank Sinatra, Fly me to the moon. You have to say how the music made you feel. Frank Sinatra had a piano.
We have a laptop challenge. We were listening to the sounds of instruments.
We do lots of singing at the church.
If you have any questions about how we teach music at Martin Frobisher Infant School, please ask your child's class teacher or see Miss Moxon or Mr Warnock (Music Leaders)...