Music

The Music curriculum aims to develop pupils’ ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music whilst encouraging active involvement in performing, recording and creating music individually and in groups. We believe that music plays an important role in the spiritual and emotional development of young minds. We have a specialist Music teacher who teachers our junior chidren to play instruments through Love Music Trust. The children perform in school and at St Oswald's Church several times during the year.

Love MusicTrust also provide opportunities for private instrumental tuition within school hours.

 

MUSIC

We use music to enrich children's learning and provide individual and collective opportunities for participation in musical activities according to level of understanding and ability, through the development of the following:

 

  • Build self-esteem, self-confidence and self-discipline
  • Develop social skills, co-operation and sharing
  • Develop a sensitive response to sound and readiness to experiment with sound
  • Develop concentration, memory and listening skills
  • Develop a musical vocabulary
  • Develop physical co-ordination through breathing and posture
  • Develop self-awareness, sensitivity, imagination and empathy
  • Encourage children to recognise and express their feelings
  • Develop an understanding of musical traditions and appreciation of own and other's culture and heritage

We believe that the promotion of music develops a child in a social, physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual way.

During Key Stage 1 pupils listen carefully and respond physically to a wide range of music. They play musical instruments and sing a variety of songs from memory, adding accompaniments and creating short compositions, with increasing confidence, imagination and control. They explore and enjoy how sounds and silence can create different moods and effects.

During Key Stage 2 pupils sing songs and play instruments with increasing confidence, skill, expression and awareness of their own contribution to a group or class performance. They improvise, and develop their own musical compositions, in response to a variety of different stimuli with increasing personal involvement, independence and creativity. They explore their thoughts and feelings through responding physically, intellectually and emotionally to a variety of music from different times and cultures.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND UNDERSTANDING

CONTROLLING SOUNDS THROUGH SINGING AND PLAYING - PERFORMING SKILLS

 Pupils should be taught how to:
a. use their voices expressively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
b. play tuned and untuned instruments
c. rehearse and perform with others [for example, starting and finishing together, keeping to a steady pulse].

CREATING AND DEVELOPING MUSICAL IDEAS - COMPOSING SKILLS

 Pupils should be taught how to:
a. create musical patterns
b. explore, choose and organise sounds and musical ideas.

RESPONDING AND REVIEWING - APPRAISING SKILLS

 Pupils should be taught how to:
a. explore and express their ideas and feelings about music using movement, dance and expressive and musical language
b. make improvements to their own work.

LISTENING, AND APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

Pupils should be taught:
a. to listen with concentration and to internalise and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
b. how the combined musical elements of pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture and silence can be organised and used expressively within simple structures [for example, beginning, middle, end]
c. how sounds can be made in different ways [for example, vocalising, clapping, by musical instruments, in the environment] and described using given and invented signs and symbols
d. how music is used for particular purposes [for example, for dance, as a lullaby].

BREADTH OF STUDY

During the key stage, pupils should be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through:
a. a range of musical activities that integrate performing, composing and appraising
b. responding to a range of musical and non-musical starting points
c. working on their own, in groups of different sizes and as a class
d. a range of live and recorded music from different times and cultures.

 

 

 

Contact the School

St Oswald's Worleston Primary School

Church Road,
Aston Juxta Mondrum,
Nantwich,
Cheshire
CW5 6DP

Main Contact: Mrs Claire Jordan

Tel: 01270 623826
admin@stoswald-worl.cheshire.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Mrs Jo Cliffe

SEN Email: senco@rcsat.cheshire.sch.uk

For all enquiries, please call Mrs Claire Jordan on 01270 623826 or Email admin@stoswald-worl.cheshire.sch.uk

A Caring Christian Family Where We Grow Together

St Oswald's Worleston Primary School. Church Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DP

Tel: 01270 623826 | Email: admin@stoswald-worl.cheshire.sch.uk