Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best musical canon.
The aims of the National Curriculum are:
* perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of great composers and musicians.
* learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical experience.
* understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notation.
Here at Grove Road we aim to do this by:
The Hounslow Music Service will offer high-quality musical instrument tuition and knowledge and understanding of music.
|Simple Percussion and musical experiences|
|Year 1||Using percussion instruments, begin to compose music. Understanding the history of music through key musicians. Songs and Rhymes linked to topic work in class.|
|Year 2||Deepening understanding of the history of music. Composition of simple tunes using percussion instruments. Learn to play the recorder.|
|Year 3||History of music. Composition and musical notation. Learn to play the Violin.|
|Year 4||History of music. Using musical dimensions to create and compose music. Consolidate learning of the Violin.|
|Year 5||History of music. Using musical dimensions to create and compose music. Consolidate learning of the Violin.|
|Year 6||History of music. Using musical dimensions to create and compose music. Consolidate understanding of musical notation and reading music using the violin.|
Topical songs will be learned and performed each week in assemblies and children will listen to and explore a wide genre of music and musicians.
We will begin to offer additional music clubs in the Spring and Summer terms for children who would like to extend their class tuition. We also run a school choir.