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Music

Why is Music important?

Through music, we are provided with a powerful universal language which helps promote unity, enables us to process and express our emotions and fuels our imagination.

 

Music is important in developing individual discipline, focus and memory.

 

Whether the we are singing, playing, or listening, we develop our aural discrimination through music, which is an important part of communication and literacy.

 

When is Music taught?
Music is taught through thematic units, both through Skills Development Tasks and through learning which then apply those skills. The Satellite View maps out which thematic units feature this subject and clearly shows the objectives taught.

How is Music taught?

Music is taught through a combination of subject knowledge and composing, performing, listening and appraising skills. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.

Who do we learn about in Music?

We learn about a range of famous composers from history, such as J.S. Bach, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Rimsky-Korsakov.

We also learn about more contemporary composers, such as Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

What do we learn about in Music?

We learn about the following:-

 

Notation

  • Graphic scores

  • Signs and symbols

  • Soundscapes

  • Sound effects

Singing

  • Sea shanties

  • Folk songs

  • National anthems

  • Slave songs

  • Battle chants

  • War songs

  • Cyclic patterns

  • Instrument families

  • Evolution of instruments

  • African music, including drumming

  • Celtic music

  • Hannukah music

  • Jingles

  • Film music

  • Musicals

  • Inuit throat singing

How do we assess and monitor Music?

Class teachers update track-zone at least after each theme (6 weeks) or each competency or essentials unit (3 weeks). This is used by class teachers to plan next steps. We monitor this to identify areas of strengths and where development is required through school. We then plan appropriate next steps, including CPD for staff, and uses the data to create the action plan.

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