Introduction to Music across the school
Here at Christ the King we offer a comprehensive and engaging music scheme across the key stages. Music is a practical subject and our children are actively involved in performing, improvising, composing, listening to and appraising music. We encourage children to access instruments where possible and engage in musical activities, with freedom to support creativity. Using technology, we can access new, exciting and accessible music apps to compose, produce and perform.
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
•Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
•Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
•Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
EYFS and KS1
Pupils in EYFS and KS1 will be taught to:
This year we have taken a different approach to ensuring these targets are met by using a new scheme called Charanga. The learning within this Scheme is based on: Listening and Appraising; Musical Activities — creating and exploring; and Singing and Performing. Charanga reinforces continuous genuine music-making as desired by OFSTED, and includes a vast library of songs, topics, instrument courses and creative apps.
A brief overview of the scheme for each year group is as follows:
By the time our children reach KS2 they will have already have been immersed in an exciting and hands on curriculum giving them the skills and knowledge needed to access the wider opportunities given in KS2. Pupils will be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They will develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory. To achieve this, Year 3-6 have weekly hour music lessons with Mr Curtis, a qualified music teacher from ‘Resonate- Liverpool’s Music Hub.’ Mr Curtis provides
practical music lessons exploring the building blocks of music such as communicating through sound, using music to express feelings and mood, and creating songs and musical soundscapes.
The children experience;
• Playing instruments (Cornets and Trumpets)
• Movement in music.
•Composition and improvisation.
Lessons are designed to meet the needs of our children in each class as well as addressing the requirements of the National Curriculum.
Resonate provide on-going curriculum support and enrichment delivered by the team of experienced, qualified classroom teachers. Wider Opportunities can also be incorporated into this provision.
If you would like anymore information please visit http://www.resonatehub.co.uk/aboutus.php
Here at Christ the King we offer many different music based clubs or lessons.
Children can attend;
Our choir has been growing year by year and have flourished in recent years through opportunities to perform both inside and outside of our school.
Led by the extremely talented Van Netten Performing Arts on Wednesday mornings, our pupils are encouraged to perform with confidence and creativity culminating in a fantastic performance at the end of each year.