Music at Chiseldon Primary and Nursery School
The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all children:
- perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
- be taught to sing, create and compose music
- understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated
At Chiseldon Primary and Nursery School, pupils gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of styles and musical genres. We are committed to developing a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.
The music curriculum ensures that children sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. This is embedded in the classroom through the structured music programme which is delivered by a specialist music teacher.
Year 1 – African Drumming
Year 2 – Ukulele
Year 3 - Recorder
Year 4 - Recorder
Year 5 – Trumpet (2 Year Cycle)
Year 6 – Clarinet (2 Year Cycle)
Within EYFS setting, music is an integral part of children’s learning journey. Rhyme and rhythm are utilised throughout the learning. Children learn a wide range of songs and rhythms and develop skills for performing together. Singing and music making opportunities are used frequently to embed learning to develop musical awareness and to demonstrate how music can be used to express feelings.
On top of the classroom based learning the children also learn through weekly singing assemblies, various concerts, and performances, musical clubs and if requested one to one lesson from specialist music teachers.
Our music curriculum is planned to demonstrate progression and build on and embed key skills. We focus on progression of knowledge and skills in the different musical components and teaching of the key fundamental skills. Children are able to enjoy music in as many ways as they choose – either as listener, creator or performer. They can dissect music and comprehend its parts. They can sing and feel a pulse. They have an understanding of how to further develop skills.