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St Margaret's

CofE Junior School

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How do we implement Music?

How do we implement our Music curriculum?

We follow the National Curriculum for Music across Key Stage 2. When children leave Key Stage 2 we expect them to be able to:

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the 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 excellence
  • Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate notations

Music across the school is delivered by a specialist teacher, who plans the music curriculum ensuring that there are a plethora of cross curricular links to topics the children are studying.

By the end of Key Stage 2 the children will have had opportunities to play and perform using their voices and musical instruments with increased accuracy, fluency, control and expression. They will be to improvise and compose music for a rage of purposes and use staff and musical notation accurately. Opportunities to listen to a range of music from different traditions, genres and from the great composers and musicians. Through these opportunities the children will begin to develop and understanding of musical history and aspire to enhance their musical knowledge.

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