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Music at Norfolk Community Primary School

Norfolk Community Primary School Curriculum Drivers

Sequencing of Content

 

The Norfolk Community Primary School Overview ensures that pre-requisite knowledge is considered and linked to new learning.

 

A range of genres and artists are taught across phases, giving opportunity to refine understanding of the chronology of music.

 

Musical skill coverage is clearly mapped out across the year groups

Big ideas

 

  • Singing and using the voice expressively.
  • Playing instruments
  • Listening and appraising
  • History of music
  • Performing
  • Composing and improvising
  • Using musical notation

Inspired – exposing children to a range of musical performers and styles.

Articulate-  Opportunities to discuss musical opinions and terminology used as subject specific ‘star words’.

Ambitious – exposing children to musical role models both in and out of school. For example , orchestra visits in Y3, Music hub leaders in singing festivals.

Curious – units of learning allow children to explore music beyond their culture.

Deepening Concepts

 

Three musical concepts are deepened and underpin all musical teaching:

 

  • Listen and appraise
  • Perform
  • Compose

 

Retrieval Practice

 

Children take part in regular classroom and assembly singing to strengthen their memory.

 

Terminology and concept are revisited each session during ‘listen and appraise’.

 

Remembering information and knowledge is celebrated and is part of the Norfolk Community Primary School culture.

Excited – children have opportunities to throw themselves into music! Exposing children to a range of musical performers and styles. Visits e.g. orchestra and singing festivals.

Knowledgeable –  New music terminology and knowledge is studies throughout the units.

Emphatic – children study emotive pieces and artists and discuss the emotions behind the music.

Reflective – children have opportunities to reflect on their performances.

Music Overview.

Music overview

Purpose of study

The aim of our music curriculum is to inspire and challenge all pupils by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to develop a love of music. As pupils progress they should develop an engagement with music, exploring and listening to a range of famous composers and performers and developing their composing and improvisation skills. Pupils are also given opportunities to develop their singing and performing skills in a range of supportive and encouraging environments.

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. 

    Subject content

Key stage 1 

 

  • Pupils in Key Stage One will be taught to
  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes

  • play tuned and untuned 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.

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Key Stage Two

Pupils in Key Stage Two will 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.

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