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.”

 – National Curriculum Music (2014)

Aims

Through Key Stage 1 children will learn to:

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • Play tuned and un-tuned 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.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • develop an understanding of the history of music.

In addition, pupils at Higher Failsworth Primary School can also take up opportunities to-

  • play a woodwind and brass instrument
  • join the school choir

We currently have access to all the resources on offer from Charanga Music Services, supported by Oldham Music Service and Greater Manchester Music Hub.

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