Our Curriculum

Music

Foundation stage - Music in the foundation stage focuses on exploring how we can make different sounds both inside and outside the classroom. We explore rhythm and rhyme and use different percussion instruments.

Year 1/2 - We explore different areas of music using Music Express as a base.  Using our voices and different instruments we look at duration, pulse and rhythm, pitch, tempo and how we can make different sounds. We also do a lot of work on developing our listening skills.

Music in Key stage 2 focuses on three key areas. During the first term we listen to a range of music by key composers and also learn songs and practise singing as part of a larger group. The second term is spent learning how to play an instrument. Year 3/4 are learning to play the ocarina, and year 5/6 are continuing with the ukulele. The final term will have a focus of composition with children exploring how notes and instruments fit together and learning about different musical notations.