Junction Farm Primary School

Music

At Junction Farm Primary School, music is an important ingredient in the children’s education. Music is used to develop children’s confidence and imagination. Our children are able to develop skills in listening, composition and performance. Music also plays a great part in our collective worship. Our children are given the chance to perform in concerts, plays, carol services, talent shows and class assemblies. We aim to give every child the opportunity to participate in a structures scheme of musical experiences and develop at their own pace, no matter what their age or ability.

Aims

  • To give the children the opportunity to complete a range of activities regarding performance, listening and composition.
  • To develop their vocal and instrumental skills within an appropriate range.
  • To understand and develop the children’s knowledge of other cultures, traditions and styles.
  • Develop an understanding of music from different times.
  • Enable children to discuss their musical preferences in an informed way, yet remain receptive to new and different musical forms.
  • Each child will have the opportunity to learn to play a tuned instrument (KS1 xylophones, KS2 Recorders)
  • A greater emphasis is placed on the teaching and learning of the history of music, including studying famous composers from historical periods.
  • Within history topics, the children will be taught about composers and music from that period.
  • Opportunities should be given for the children to explore different sounds and musical qualities in order to create their own musical compositions.
  • Children should be given the opportunity to record their compositions in an appropriate way, ranging from picture symbols and graphic notation through to the basic traditional notation.
  • Children are encouraged to value music in every form and evaluate their own work and the work of other in a sensitive and constructive way.
  • To gain a life long love and appreciation of music and singing from the earliest stages in life.
  • To use music as a way of strengthening other areas of the curriculum, ie religious and PSHE etc
  • To develop the highest possible artistic standards in both the staff and the pupils.
  • To give every children the skills to be able to read and perform from standard written notation.
  • To develop confidence and self-esteem in children so that they can perform without anxiety. This confidence should be then transferred to other curriculum areas.

 

Objectives

  • To develop vocal an instrumental skills.
  • To develop an awareness of sounds and how they can be combined to create forms and patterns in music.
  • Give the children the opportunity to listen to and perform music from a wide variety of different culture and musical eras.
  • Evaluate music in an informed and constructive way.
  • All children to participate in musical performances, regardless of age or ability.
  • For every child in Key Stage 2 to be given the opportunity of learning how to play a tuned musical instrument to a basic (or advanced) level.
  • To introduce Key Stage 1 children to playing a tuned instrument.

 

In line with the new curriculum :

Key Stage 1 pupils 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 interrelated dimensions of music

Pupils will be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.

 

KS 2 pupils 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 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