Essence of music
Ash Green believes music is a universal language, that allows creativity. Children are able to get critically involved without discrimination and compose their own styles of music.
What should we see the children doing?
- Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
- Learn to sing, create and compose music, opportunity to learn a musical instrument
- Understand and explore how music is created
Scheme of learning:
At Ash Green we follow the National curriculum guidelines.
End of key stage 1
- Pupils should be taught to Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
- Play tuned and un-tuned instruments musically.
- Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high quality live and recorded music.
- Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using interrelated dimensions of music.
End of key stage 2 Pupils should be taught to:
- Sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control.
- They should develop and understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
- Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
- Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music
- Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
- Use and understand staff and other musical notations
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
- Develop an understanding of the history of music