Music

 

Philosophy

Music is a powerful, unique form of communication which crosses barriers of culture, language and race…as an integral part of culture, past and present it helps pupils understand themselves and relate to others.

At Roe Green Infants and Strathcona School we aim to ensure that the teaching of music is a fun and enjoyable aspect of learning. We provide pupils with a wide range of musical experiences reflecting a variety of cultures, part and present. Our pupils are taught and listen and respond to a wide range of music.

 

Curriculum 2015

 Aims

The musical aims of our school are:

  • To ensure that the teaching of music is a fun and enjoyable aspect of learning
  • To provide pupils with a wide range of musical experiences reflecting a variety of cultures, past and present
  • To teach pupils to listen and respond to a wide range of music
  • To enjoy singing a variety of songs from memory
  • To provide opportunities for pupils to play a range of instruments and to use these to create short compositions, with increasing confidence, imagination and control.
  • To encourage pupils to explore sounds to create different moods and effects.
  • To use and understand musical vocabulary and other musical notations.
  • To integrate music in all areas of the curriculum.
  • To give all children equal access to music regardless of race, culture, gender or any special educational needs.

 

Learning Strategies

Every child should be provided with learning experiences appropriate to the various stages of development in order to cover the attainment targets of performing, composing and appraising.

 

Performing

Children should:

  1. Learn songs and perform together as part of a larger group or in solo context.
  2. Know about, explore and enjoy music from a variety of cultures and times.
  3. Become actively involved in creating music and will gain the confidence to perform to others.
  4. Know how to improve their work by evaluating themselves and others
  5. Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

 

Composing

Children should:

  1. Explore, select and combine sounds in order to produce a composition
  2. Finish and store composition

 

Appraising:

Children should:

  1. Develop an ability to identify and discriminate between and within musical elements and characteristics by listening attentively to music.
  2. Appreciate, understand and evaluate music from a range of genres, styles and traditions.

 Each child in both Key Stages will be given the opportunity to sing or play as part of a group or as   an individual.

 

 Health and safety

Children will be encouraged to be aware of safety implications concerning themselves and others when choosing and using instruments/equipment. The uses of equipment will be constantly reinforced.

 

 Monitoring

The co-ordinators will monitor the effectiveness of music provision throughout the school through Year group meeting on a termly basis.