At Albany Junior School, we are lucky enough to have a subject specialist, Miss Woolley to deliver music sessions to the children, supporting the teachers' professional development. Additionally, Miss Woolley gives piano lessons, leads singing assembly and the school choir.
At Christmas, all children participated in a performance to parents with some auditioning for particular roles.
Bramcote College's jazz band performed to the children at Christmas.
The essence of Music at AIS and AJS
At Albany Infants and Albany Juniors we teach music by meeting the requirements of the national curriculum. We aim to encourage pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, increasing their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
We aim to achieve this by teaching knowledge and skills through high quality sequences of lessons, which are designed to help pupils develop their understanding of:
-performing, listening to, reviewing and evaluating music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.
-to listen to and evaluate the works of the great composers and musicians.
-singing and using their voices to create and compose music on their own and with others.
-playing tuned and non-tuned instruments.
-using technology appropriately where possible.
- how music is created, produced and communicated using pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre (tone), texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
Teaching is designed to take account of our 5 key curriculum drivers with skills and knowledge taken from our progression document to ensure age appropriate content. Where appropriate, links are also made to ensure that a child’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is enhanced through music.
By the end of KS1- compose, melody tune, pitch, dynamics
By the end of KS2- As above including chorus, verse, duration, tempo, structure, notation, timbre, texture, rhythmic pattens.