Whole School Curriculum Map for Music
Music at the Park
At the Park school we learn music through three different strands including composing, performing and appraising. We follow the Charanga School of Music. Children are encouraged to develop these strands through listening carefully and responding physically to a wide range of music. Children are given the opportunities to play musical instruments, sing a variety of songs from memory, adding accompaniments and creating compositions. Children learn about different genres of music and how this music makes them feel. Children are given a number of opportunities to perform during their time in the park including in assemblies, Christmas concerts and end of term concerts. Children listen to a wide range of Music with a different piece of music played across the school each week. As well as live music assemblies over the year.
During KS1 children will be taught to:
- Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
- Play tuned and unturned 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 inter-related dimensions of music.
This will be done through weekly singing assemblies, music lessons taught in class and daily listening of music.
During KS2 children will be taught to:
- 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 inter-related dimensions of music.
- Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
- Use and understand staff and musical notation
- 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.
This will be done through weekly singing assemblies, music lessons taught in class, and through the daily listening of music.
Inter-related dimensions of music: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure
Pitch: high and low
Duration: beats and speed
Dynamics: loud and quiet
Timbre: differences in a piece of music
Texture: thin or thick. How many different instruments or voices are playing.
Structure: what the parts the piece of music is made up of eg: verse, chorus, verse.