Music Curriculum Intent
Here at St. Edmund’s we provide a music curriculum that enables each child to reach their full potential academically, spiritually, socially and personally. We believe that music is a unique and valuable form of communication that can help enhance and develop the way our children feel, think and act. Our inclusive music curriculum allows all children to be active participants and nurtures individual talents. St. Edmund’s provides children with the opportunity to sing, compose and perform in front of an audience both within and outside of school. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music to their own and others’ lives and wellbeing and also the impact music has in our wider community.
Pupil Voice: Why do we have Music sessions at St Edmund's? "It's inspiring and you can share your favourite songs with your friends." Kayleigh. "It's joyful" Logan. "You can learn lots of new songs"Ailish. "It can fill your heart with music and love" Amelia.
In Reception, the children have been exploring the musical instruments by tapping, scraping, shaking, hitting and blowing them. They talked about the names of the different instruments and experimented with making different sounds.
In KS1 they have been exploring how to make a steady beat with voices and body percussion. Introducing the term metre. The children looked at a picture score and took it in turns to point to the score as the other children sing and tap out the beat. OG uses his hand and he says that the first moo was loud so the next moo was lower representing the two beats with his hand. TH flicks his finger to the beats as he volunteers to point to the score. TT taps his knees following the score.
In LKS2 the children have been learning about simple music notation to play notes following the pitch of a song
In UKS2 the children have been exploring texture. They created their own pieces following an ABABA structure and using the whole tone scale. They were creating pieces with sounds as if they were moon-walking.