Music

 

“Because our children enjoy the opportunity to be creative, our creative curriculum gives them opportunities to express themselves individually through a range of media.”

At Studlands Rise, our music curriculum intends to inspire creativity, self-expression and encourages our children on their musical journeys as well as giving them opportunities to connect with others.   We hope to foster a lifelong love of music by exposing them to diverse musical experiences and igniting a passion for music. By listening and responding to different musical styles, finding their voices as singers and performers and as composers, all will enable them to become confident, reflective musicians.

 

Intent

At Studlands Rise, the intention is that children gain an understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres.

We aim to provide a curriculum where children cover the different elements of music, learn important vocabulary and develop a good understanding on how music has changed throughout history. We want children to have the opportunity to learn to play an instrument as well as participate in whole school, key stage and class productions for other peers and their parents.

 

Implementation

The music curriculum ensures children sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. This is embedded in the classroom through the structured music programme Charanga as well as the singing undertaken in assemblies, various concerts and performances. The Charanga scheme ensures that all the elements of the national curriculum for music are covered. The elements of music are taught in the classroom lessons so that children are able to use some of the language of music to dissect it, and understand how it is made, played, appreciated and analysed. In the classroom children learn key aspects of music through cross-curricular links. They also learn how to compose, focusing on different dimensions of music, which in turn feeds their understanding when listening, playing, or analysing music. Composing or performing using body percussion and vocal sounds is also part of the curriculum, which develops the understanding of musical elements without the added complexity of an instrument.

We have a range of extra-curricular music activities available from year 1 onwards, including a singing club and peripatetic led instrumental lessons.

 

At Studlands Rise, we are Musicians.

 

We have…

A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work.

A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of technical expertise.

A strong awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres.

An understanding of how musical provenance - the historical, social and cultural origins of music - contributes to the diversity of musical styles.

The ability to give written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately.

A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.

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