. Children have one music lesson each week taught by a music specialist. Each lesson begins with a warm up that should incorporate physical activity and actions. It should usually include a song that the children know well. It will be followed by the main teaching input and should finish with a fun song, use of instruments or an opportunity to perform a piece of music that the children have been working on. Music lessons are linked to class topics whenever possible.
Children have opportunity to perform in the Harvest festival (Year 1), the Christmas production (All year groups) The Easter Bonnet production (F2) and the Leaver’s Service (Year 2). Other opportunities to perform are given throughout the year to other members of staff, other children and video recordings are made some that children can evaluate their own performance.
Children are invited to attend music clubs such as ‘Boomwhackers’ Year 1, ‘Ocarinas’ Year 2 and Choir Year 2. These music clubs perform in a Music Concert for parents and the rest of school.
Questions are differentiated to support and extend all learners and children with SEND are supported by familiar TAs. Additional opportunities for these children to physically express themselves are given as appropriate. (ribbons and instruments).
School follows the Music Express scheme of work and is complimented by additional topic and seasonal songs.
The music specialist uses a piano or keyboard to support learning and performance as well as the Music Express resources which include recordings and visuals that can be displayed ono a big screen.
School uses a wide range of tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments.
Music skills and concepts are revisited many times throughout the year in different contexts and through different topics.
Differentiated questioning is used to support and extend all learners and SEND pupils are supported by a familiar adult and the lesson is adapted for their needs as appropriate.
In F1 and F2 children are taught to use Music vocabulary such as song, music, instruments, actions, loud and soft, fast and slow, rhythm.
In Year 1 and 2 children are taught to use vocabulary such as dynamic, tempo, pitch (high/low) rhythm and beat.
Children are assessed at the end of each unit. Children who are below age related expectations are recorded.
The Music Express scheme, follows the National Curriculum and provides opportunities to support and extend learners.
Open ended questions for children to describe the music and respond to it, as well as opportunities to learn to play an instrument or sing in the choir, ensure that children can extend their Music learning further.
SEND children have additional support from a familiar adult in Music sessions and have regular access to percussion instruments in their continuous provision.
F1 and F2 also have regular access to percussion as well as opportunities to perform music through role play in their continuous provision.