The music curriculum we follow in KS1 and KS2 is divided into two main strands:
The curriculum is covered in three ways: discrete music lessons in class; singing assemblies; and school productions and music lessons.
In KS1 children learn:
- The names of different instruments.
- To experiment and explore with different sounds that tuned and non-tuned percussion instruments make.
- To listen carefully to a variety of different types of music, discussing what we have heard.
- To play simple rhythms on tuned/non-tuned instruments.
- To participate in singing assemblies and small performances.
In KS2 children learn:
- About tone, tempo and genre.
- To compose a small piece of music.
- Names of different musicians, where they come from and the type of music they play.
- They participate in a variety of performances throughout the year.
Currently, years 1 and 2 have music lessons with the Shropshire Music Service. Year 1 are learning the ukulele and year 2 is learning the recorder. Year 5 have also had flute lessons.
Individual music lessons take place for children from year 2-year 6.
We have a variety of concerts take place throughout the school year - jazz, African drums, flute concerts and children are given the opportunity to show what they learn in their music lessons during assembly time and at an end of year concert too.