Music

Music at St George’s Primary School

At St George’s, we want all children to have experience of and be involved in as many musical experiences as possible. Singing is a part of daily school life – in assemblies, in class and as part of music lessons. Children have many opportunities to perform including Christmas performances, in church, during celebration assemblies and the Year 6 end of year production.


Children are given a range of musical opportunities such as;




  • Learning to play a musical instrument (drums, keyboard and guitar).




  • Participating in one of the school choirs (Phase 1, Senior and Boys’ Choir).




  • Being part of Singing Group, which takes place during Thursday lunch time.




  • Outreach experiences visiting local primary and secondary schools.




  • Participating in a musical theatre production with an external music teacher.




The school choirs are involved in numerous performances throughout the year. These include: School’s Celebration Concert at Telford Priory Secondary School; Showcase at Oakengates Theatre; Christmas carols at two different care homes; switching on of the St Georges and Oakengates Christmas lights; school fayres; performing in church; end of year charity concert and performing in multiple assemblies over the year.


In Key Stage Two, children are able to undertake musical instrument lessons provided by the Telford and Wrekin Music Service. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn something new. They are then given the chance to perform with their instrument as part of assemblies and the end of year charity concert. Children who are entitled to Pupil Premium can access these lessons free of charge.


 


Aims


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.


    (National Curriculum, 2013)


     








































Year group



Units covered



 



 



Early years



A range of music is covered on a weekly basis including playing tuned and untuned instruments, listening to music and singing.



Year 1 and 2



Singing, learning the recorder/glockenspiel, we’re going on a bear hunt and playing tuned/untuned instruments



Year 3



Tudor music, introducing the seven elements of music and instruments in the orchestra



Year 4



African music and composers



Year 5



Songwriter, exploring rhythm, exploring rounds and space sounds



Year 6



Performing together and seven elements of music



 

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