As part of our broad and balanced curriculum at Horndale, we aim to embed a rich and enjoyable Music curriculum that engages every single child to develop a love of music and expand their talent as musicians. We value the benefits music brings to our pupils such as cooperation, communication, confidence and perseverance and recognise how vital music is to children’s development.
We follow the Music Express programme to teach the Music curriculum in a coherent way to ensure progression of skills – see our long term plan for more information.
National Curriculum 2014 KS1 guidance
|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.
|Key stage 1
Pupils should 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.
We are also lucky enough to have a specialist music teacher from Durham County Council who comes into our school delivering the ‘Little Fingers’ programme and works for a term at a time with FS2, Year 1 and Year 2.
All children in our school are also encouraged to take part in performances, such as our annual Autumn Services and Christmas Concerts as well as performing at the Community Carol Concert each year at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre and for the residents of our local care home. These performances incorporate singing, dancing and playing instruments.