Music

 

Our Approach    

At Blaise, we understand the need to develop children’s creativity in different ways. Through music, we feel that children are able to express many different forms of creativity while also using and developing a range of musical skills.

We aim to provide children with a love of music though giving them many opportunities and experiences with music during their time at Blaise. These opportunities will be provided both in class and during weekly music assemblies.

Throughout the year, children will be given the opportunity to learn how to sing, listen to and evaluate a wide range of music, compose their own music and perform it as a way of establishing their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Each year, children will complete a long term music project focussing on their musical skills. We will also provide children with the skills needed for singing and understanding the history of music during music assemblies.

We are meeting the requirements of the 2014 curriculum whilst matching the learning to the individuality of each child. 

In year 1 children will be learning to:

  • Critically listen to and discuss music.
  • Explore and experiment with sounds on both pitched and un-pitched instruments.
  • Perform their own music.

In year 2 children will be learning to:

  • Critically listen to and evaluate music.
  • Begin to use the musical elements to create music.
  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
  • Perform their own music and evaluate it.

In year 3 children will be learning to:

  • Listen to music with attention to detail.
  • Begin using the musical elements to describe and create music.
  • Compose music for a range of purposes.
  • Perform in group contexts using their voices and instruments.

In year 4 children will be learning to:

  • Listen to music with attention to detail.
  • Use the musical elements to describe and create music.
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes.
  • Play and perform in groups using their voices and musical instruments with increasing accuracy.

In year 5 children will be learning to:

  • Begin to develop an understanding of the history of music.
  • Listen and appreciate a range of music.
  • Improvise and compose music using the elements of music.
  • Play and perform in solo and groups using both their voices and musical instruments accurately.

In year 6 children will be learning to:

  • Develop a wide understanding of the history of music.
  • Listen to a range of music and recall sounds from memory.
  • Play and perform in solo and groups using their voices and instruments with increasing accuracy, control and fluency.
  • Use and understand staff notation.

Across the curriculum

At Blaise, we encourage children to be musical across the whole of the curriculum. During the year, children will be listening to, playing and performing a wide range of music from different traditions and periods of history. Children will also be using music across many subjects to enhance their creative experiences.