Music

 

Here at Crags Community School we teach music in a fun and exciting way through our creative curriculum.

 

In key stage one the following breadths of study are implemented:

Knowledge, skills and understanding

Programme of Study

CONTROLLING SOUNDS THROUGH SINGING AND PLAYING- PERFORMANCE SKILLS

 

Pupils should be taught how to:

1a) Use their voices expressively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes

1b) Play tuned and untuned instruments

1c) Rehearse and perform with others [for example, starting and finishing together, keeping to a steady pulse].

 

CREATING AND DEVELOPING MUSICAL IDEAS- COMPOSING SKILLS

 

Pupils should be taught how to:

2a) Create musical patterns.

2b) Explore, choose and organise sounds and musical ideas.

 

RESPONDING AND REVIEWING – APPRAISING SKILLS

 

Pupils should be taught how to:

3a) Explore and express their ideas and feelings about music using movement, dance and expressive and musical language

3b) Make improvements to their own work.

 

LISTENING, AND APPLYING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

 

Pupils should be taught how to:

4a) To listen with concentration and to internalise and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.

4b) How the combined musical elements of pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture and silence can be organised and used expressively within simple structures [for example, beginning, middle, end]

4c) How sounds can be made in different ways [for example, vocalising, clapping, by musical instruments, in the environment] and described using given and invented signs and symbols.

4d) how music is used for particular purposes [for example, for dance, as a lullaby].

 

BREADTH OF STUDY

 

During the key stage, pupils should be taught the Knowledge, skills and understanding through:

5a) A range of musical activities that integrate performing, composing and appraising

5b) Responding to a range of musical and non-musical starting points

5c) Working on their own, in groups of different sizes and as a class

5d) A range of live and recorded music from different times and cultures

 

 

In Key Stage 2 ...

 

Knowledge, skills and understanding

Programme of Study

CONTROLLING SOUNDS THROUGH SINGING AND PLAYING- PERFORMANCE SKILLS

 

Pupils should be taught how to:

1a) Sing songs, in unison and two parts, with clear diction, control of pitch, a sense of phrase and musical expression

1b) Play tuned and untuned instruments with control and rhythmic accuracy

1c) Practise, rehearse and present performances with an awareness of the audience.

 

CREATING AND DEVELOPING MUSICAL IDEAS- COMPOSING SKILLS

 

Pupils should be taught how to:

2a) Improvise, developing rhythmic and melodic material when performing

2b) Explore, choose, combine and organise musical ideas within musical structures.

 

RESPONDING AND REVIEWING – APPRAISING SKILLS

 

Pupils should be taught how to:

3a) Analyse and compare sounds

3b) Explore and explain their own ideas and feelings about music using movement, dance, expressive language and musical vocabulary

3c) Improve their own and others' work in relation to its intended effect

 

LISTENING, AND APPLYING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

 

Pupils should be taught how to:

4a) To listen with attention to detail and to internalise and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

4b) How the combined musical elements of pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture and silence can be organised within musical structures [for example, ostinato] and used to communicate different moods and effects

4c) How music is produced in different ways [for example, through the use of different resources, including ICT] and described through relevant established and invented notations

4d) How time and place can influence the way music is created, performed and heard [for example, the effect of occasion and venue].

 

BREADTH OF STUDY

 

During the key stage, pupils should be taught the Knowledge, skills and understanding through:

5a) A range of musical activities that integrate performing, composing and appraising

5b) Responding to a range of musical and non-musical starting points

5c) Working on their own, in groups of different sizes and as a class

5d) Using ICT to capture, change and combine sounds

5e) A range of live and recorded music from different times and cultures [for example, from the British Isles, from classical, folk and popular genres, by well-known composers and performers].

 

 

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