What's new in Music?
This year we have introduced and implemented the Music Spine throughout all year groups. Based on the Model Music Curricuulum, each year group have a set genre of music (traditional and popular) that they listen to. They research the artist and style of music, become familiar with discussing music using technical terms and learn to articulate how it makes them feel. By the time the children reach the end of Year Six, they will have knowledge of pop music, blues, rock n roll, funk, disco, jazz, 80s synth, 90s RnB and musical traditions from Indonesia, India, Africa, Trinidad, England, Nigeria, Argentina and the Middle East.
We have also begun to develop and share a love of music between staff and pupils. Every month a member of staffs Desert Island Disc list is shared with the children in assembly. We want the children to understand how music has an impact on all of our lives, how it brings back memories, creates new ones and supports us emotionally. The children also have the opportunity to create their own Desert Island Disc list and are displayed alongside the staff.
Hand Bells - This year, we want to provide further opportunities for our younger children to play an instrument alongside Recorders in Year Two/Three and Ukuele in Year Four. We will be purchasing a set of hand bells, where the children can learn to follow colour coded graphic notation and develop their performance skills.
Wider opportunities – As our musical skills develop we would like our talents to be shared with our local community. We will be performing at school events, at larger occasions such as Young Voices and will get involved with opportunities provided by Leicestershire Music Hub.