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Music

The music curriculum we follow in KS1 and KS2 is divided into two main strands:

  1. Listening to and understanding various genres and types of music/instruments we have from around the globe.
  2. Experimenting with, playing and performing music using tuned and untuned instruments. 

 

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.