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Music

At Loscoe, music plays an integral part in the daily life of the school and our pupils learn to value music in a variety of ways. Throughout their time with us our pupils will experience music in different forms such as listening, evaluating, composing, and performing. Our pupils also get a chance to take part in music lessons with qualified music teachers and can take part in the school choir. We have designed a curriculum which allows our children to not only learn to sing and practically experience different instruments but also give our pupils an opportunity to learn about composers, instruments and different eras and genres of music.

 

Daily singing celebrations take place and there are many opportunities throughout the year for our pupils to showcase their singing and musical talents such as our three school performances per year, Christmas and Easter concerts, Rock Steady Concerts, Drumming Workshops, choir practice and Young Voices. Our choir also visit our local care residents to sing at various points throughout the year. 

 

We follow the national curriculum for music which outlines that children should: 

In Early Years and Key Stage 1

Children:

  • 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 interrelated dimensions of music

 

 In Key Stage 2

Children:

  • sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control
  • develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory
  • 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 interrelated 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

 

For a more detailed look at our curriculum please see our music curriculum map attached below.

 

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon’.

–   National Curriculum Music (2014)

 

If you would like anymore information on the music curriculum at Loscoe Primary C of E Primary School then please contact Sarah Tew at stew@loscoe.derbyshire.sch.uk.

Weekly Listening Plan

Some Year 2s learning how to write music and compose their own songs.

Y4 World Drumming with Derbyshire Music Partnership

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