Music

Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching of music enables children to better understand the world they live in and helps them to feel part of a community.

Musical opportunities are encouraged from an early age and talents are nurtured through the cross-curricular activities and a range of opportunities for the children to share their talents, from parent assemblies to singing in Young Voices in Birmingham. Music tuition is also provided by peripatetic teachers on instruments such as, piano and brass.

KS1 Music Overview

Children are taught to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

They listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music, and also experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music

KS2 Music Overview

Children are taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They will develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory. There will be opportunities to record their compositions using musical notation.

They will also appreciate and understand a wide range of music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians, developing an understanding of the history of music.

Children have the opportunity to join the school choir, play a musical instrument and be involved in musical community links.

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