Aims of the Music Curriculum at Rednal Hill Junior School:
- To engage and inspire children to develop a love of music and their talents as musicians.
- To develop musical skills through a range of musical activities
- To perform, listen to and appreciate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of great composers and musicians.
- To understand musical concepts, through different musical activities and genres enabling a more secure and deeper learning of musical skills
- To develop new musical skills and build on established musical concepts to further master the skills and concepts
- To sing, improvise and compose music on their own and with others.
- To understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related elements of music.
- To inspire children to listen to a variety of different music and to express opinions about it
- To know and understand different genres of music
Delivery of Music Lessons at Rednal Hill Junior School
Units are taught over a period of 6 weeks. Each unit follows a 3-step approach.
Musical activities include things such as playing, singing, musical games, improvising and composing.
Musical knowledge and skills are taught through exciting and relevant musical activities across the key stage. Each topic uses songs and music of a different genre to aid the children’s learning. Children’s learning progressively builds each unit so that they are able to share their understanding at the end of the topic by performing a piece of music. All genres of music are listened to and appraised to allow the children to broaden their musical appreciation.
Progression in skills is supported through a Musical Skills Progression document which identifies age-related expectations for key musical skills:
- Listen and appraising
- Musical elements
- Playing instruments
Children’s work: (hyperlinks to follow soon)
Rednal Hill children have music playing as they enter the school building in the morning and leave in the afternoon. It is a great opportunity for the children to listen to music from different time periods. Music from a different time period is played every half term. After listening to the music for half a term the children have the opportunity during a soft opening to appraise the music, thinking about what they can hear and giving their opinion on the music from that period in history.
Mrs. N. Edgerton
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