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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - Kings Norton, Birmingham

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Music

Music Intent

 

At St Joseph's children receive a high-quality music education which engages and inspires them to develop a love of music, a talent as a musician, an increased creativity and self-confidence and a satisfying sense of achievement.

 

From an early age, pupils are exposed to great composers such as Rogers and Hammerstein, Victor Hubert, Edvard Grieg and Mozart. They identify the families of instruments that make up an orchestra whilst listening to great orchestral pieces like of Peter and the Wolf, The marriage of Figaro and the Sorcerers Apprentice. They participate in music appreciation sessions and are given the appropriate vocabulary to express their ideas using the language of the musical elements they have studied. By the end of Y2 all children are encouraged to play a tuned instrument and develop their skill of notation.

During their time in KS2, children continue to study great pieces from classical composers but are exposed to an even wider, eclectic mix of musical genre. Children build on their early notation from KS1 and all children are taught to play an instrument by consultants from the Birmingham Music Service.

 

By the end of KS2, children at St Joseph's have developed a critical engagement with music as listeners, composers and musicians. They have gain the necessary musical cultural capital, which will set them up to be lifelong successful learners.

 

 

 

 

Year

1

Year

2

Year

3

Year

 4

Year

5

Year

6

Autumn

1

Listening and responding

to music

Instruments and their families

Many kinds of music:

Patriotic music

Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves

Folk Music

Let’s join the orchestra

The brass family

The woodwind family

A Magical Music Tour

Singing: Voices high and low

Rimsky- Korsakov

Autumn

2

Beat it!

Great composers: Mozart the wonder boy

Vivaldi – Autumn and Winter from ‘The Four Seasons’.

Edward Elgar

The story of Swan Lake

Music of the Middle Ages

Reggae

Spring

 1

Dynamics

Music can tell a story. Dramas with music: Opera

Families of instruments:

The string family

The percussion family

Keyboard instruments

Gustave Holst

The Planets made him a star.

Elements of music:

Make a note of it

Shorter and Longer notes.

Doctor Who Theme by Delia Derbyshire

Spring

2

Tempo

Music can make you move - Jazz

Writing music down

Follow the notes.

Pitch: High and Low

 

Elements of music:

Reading and writing

musical notes

Reading and writing rhythm.

Bars and Time Signatures

The treble clef

The composers language

Play it again!

Shorts and Flats

Florence Price – Symphony No.1 in E minor

 

Summer

1

Pitch

I’ve got rhythm

A musical scale

Keeping time

Rests

Loud and soft

Singing through the musicals

Hans Zimmer – Earth

Summer

2

 Rimsky-Korsakov’s musical connections.

Tchaikovsky – Music that brings strong feeling

Ocarina

Vivaldi – Spring and Summer from ‘The Four Seasons’

Beethoven

Country Music

Singing through the musicals.

End of year performance