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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.

 

Vocabulary

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.

Curriculum Overview