Aims and Objectives
Through our teaching of music we aim to ensure that 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.
Taken from the National Curriculum for Music, September 2014
Teachers follow the musical scheme 'Charanga' with lessons pitched for their year groups. Teachers have a choice of subject areas to ensure the musical teaching is relevant and appealing to their learners. All children will have the opportunity throughout the year to access a range of musical instruments, explore body percussion and singing and also performing to a group.
Teacher assessments are recorded annually and given to parents in the end of year reports. All pupils are entitled to access the music curriculum at a level appropriate to their needs arising from race, gender, ability or disability.
We offer our Year 3 children the opportunity to learn the ukuleles for a term, with a mini performance to showcase their learning at the end of their block.
KS1 and KS2 each have a weekly singing assembly. The children learn a range of songs linked to different celebrations - eg Harvest, Christmas, Easter. We have also signed up to a new scheme which offers a range of more up to date songs from a range of genres. We plan to use these to encourage a love of singing, a change to express themselves and to sing in a group.
Bournemouth Park Academy participate in a range of musical events, including:
· Infant Music Festival (Freight House)
· Junior Music Festival (The Cliffs Pavilion)
· Young Voices (The O2)