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St Peter's CE School
St Peter's CE School
‘Invite, Include, Imagine, Inspire’ Our values this term are 'Koinonia' and 'Peace' Be devoted to one another in love. Romans 12:10 Blessed are the peacemakers. Matthew 5:9 Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

Music

Music at St Peter's

 

Music is a language of the emotions. It develops people’s spiritual, social and cultural dimensions, heightening the intellectual, creative and aesthetic faculties, as well as developing coordination, fine motor and social skills. This development of the practical, the analytical and the creative areas of the brain is fundamental to music making.

 

The high quality music education at St Peter's engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increases their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress they develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

 

Our curriculum is underpinned by quality world music which motivates and engages the children leading to quality music outcomes. The 2014 National Curriculum is followed and delivered through meaningful learning activities.

 

 

All children at St Peter’s sing every day and play a musical instrument each week. We sing in the classroom, the hall, the playground and in Collective Worship. Further singing opportunities are catered for by our Junior and Senior Choir. These rehearse:

 

  • Senior Choir: Friday 8:30am
  • Junior Choir: Friday 12:10pm

 

Currently the classroom instrumental programme consists of:

 

  • Reception: Percussion
  • Year 1: Percussion
  • Year 2: Percussion
  • Year 3: African Drumming
  • Year 4: Recorder
  • Year 5: Ukulele
  • Year 6: Ocarina

 

Further performing and music learning opportunities take place each Friday afternoon:

 

  • Show Choir
  • Dance
  • Improvised Drama
  • Computer Club

 

Aims

  • Foster a love of music
  • Provide a developmentally based whole school approach to music education
  • Foster creative skills
  • Develop and strengthen music literacy skills
  • Develop music criticism and appreciation skills through interpreting, analyzing and evaluating their own music and the compositions of others
  • Provide solo and ensemble performing opportunities
  • Make music relevant

 

MUSIC Provision Map

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

R

Introducing music instruments

Nursery rhymes rock

Loud and quiet/short and long

Rhythm – Feel the beat

Action songs

High and low/fast and slow

ONGOING SKILLS UNIT A

1

                   ‘Sounds interesting  

Exploring sounds

 

‘The long and the short of it’

Exploring duration

‘Feel the pulse’

EXPLORING PULSE & RHYTHM

ONGOING SKILLS UNIT A

2

‘Taking off’

Exploring pitch

 

‘What’s the score?’

EXPLORING INSTRUMENTS & SYMBOLS

‘Rain, rain, go away’

EXPLORING TIMBRE, TEMPO & DYNAMICS

ONGOING SKILLS UNIT A

3

‘Animal magic’

EXPLORING DESCRIPTIVE SOUNDS

 

‘Play it again'

EXPLORING RHYTHMIC PATTERNS

 

‘The class orchestra’

Exploring arrangements

ONGOING SKILLS UNIT B

4

‘Dragon scales’

EXPLORING PENTATONIC SCALES

‘Painting with sound’

Exploring sound

‘Salt, pepper, vinegar, mustard’ EXPLORING SINGING GAMES

 

ONGOING SKILLS UNIT B

5

‘Cyclic patterns’

‘Roundabout’

 

‘Journey into space’

Exploring sound sources

 

ONGOING SKILLS UNIT C

6

‘Stars, hide your fires’

PERFORMING TOGETHER

‘Who knows?’

Jazz

EXPLORING MUSICAL PROCESSES

‘Songwriter’

EXLPORING LYRICS & MELODY

ONGOING SKILLS UNIT C

 

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