Music

At Mengham Junior School, our music curriculum ensures that pupils
 
  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate a range music
  • learn to sing and to use their voices
  • create and compose music on their own and with others
  • have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument
  • explore how music is created, produced and communicated.
Through music, we aim to inspire pupils’ creativity, help them develop a love of music as well as increase their self-confidence and sense of achievement. 
It is important that children are excited and engaged with their music learning and we aim to inspire pupils through a range of musical experiences including receiving lessons from highly skilled professional music teachers to enhance their learning as well as sharing musical performances in school with family and friends.
Strategies:
  • Music in taught weekly throughout the school and cross-curricular links are made wherever possible.
  • Weekly singing assemblies are held.
  • Children have additional opportunities to develop their understanding of skills in music. Extra-curricular activities are provided by peripatetic teachers.
  • Choir is available for all pupils and will have regular opportunities to perform.
  • Pupils are given the opportunity to listen to a range of Music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians at the beginning and end of assemblies.

Mengham Junior School Subject Skills: MUSIC CURRICULUM 2017 - 2018

Year Group

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 3

 

Skills:

  • Respond to, identify, compare and contrast sounds and music in different contexts and for different purposes.

Skills:

  • Explore the use of the voice as an instrument, chant and sing with developing expression awareness in simple layers including rounds and partner songs

Skills:

  • Extend playing skills with an awareness of the sound you are making and a growing awareness of the way your sound and your part balances with others

 

Skills:

  • Extend the use of your voice as an instrument with an awareness of your sound quality. Sing songs with simple layers with an awareness of how they fit together

Skills:

  • Practise and polish performances, making changes that contribute to the overall musical effect
  • Use familiar structures when improvising and composing

Skills:

  • Use your voice creatively and expressively when singing, improvising and composing

Year 4

 

Skills: 

  • Explore how to use dynamics and tempo for expressive effect
  • Recognise which improvements need to be made and use individual  and group rehearsal skills

Skills:

  • Use the voice as an instrument, chant and singexpressively in layers including more complexrounds and partner songs

Skills:

  • Listen, respond and begin to understand how composers their inspiration and their impact on the listener
  • Improve performance through recording,  reviewing and evaluating

Skills:

  • Use the voice with increased control and focus on pitch, accuracy, sound quality and performance
  • Learn about how different parts fit together

 

Skills:

  • Play creatively and expressively when improvising and composing with an awareness of balance

Skills:

  • Use the voice expressively when singing, improvising and composing

Year 5

 

Instrument tuition Skills:

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • Use and understand some musical notation

Instrument tuition Skills:

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • Use and understand some musical notation

Instrument tuition Skills:

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • Use and understand some musical notation

Year 6

 

 

Skills:

  • Compare and contrast music heard and performed with an awareness of the music’s context, purpose and composer’s intent

Skills:

  • Further extend imaginative vocal use, chant and sing in balanced parts with expressive interpretation and awareness of style

Skills:

  • Develop instrumental skills and techniques and perform simple parts with accuracy and with awareness of pitch, metre and balance

Skills:

  • Use the voice with increased expression, interpretation and awareness of balance

Skills:

  • Use rhythmic and pitched notation including basic stave notation to record and develop creative work

 

Skills:

  • Apply vocal skills, knowledge and experience creatively and sensitively when singing, improvising and composing with an awareness of balance

Assembly music, instrument concerts, other extra musical experiences and exposure:

Skills: 

  • appreciate a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and traditions