Our intent in Music is to ensure all pupils are taught the knowledge, skills and vocabulary appropriate to their year group focussing on the key end points.
At Sound and District Primary School the Music Curriculum aims to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music as well as their talent as musicians. Children are provided with many opportunities to compose and perform as well as listen to, appreciate and appraise a wide range of musical styles.
Every other year the children in Years 4, 5 and 6 attended the Young Voices Concert at Manchester Arena. We sing as a choir along-side approximately 8000 other children to an audience of family and friends. It is always an amazing experience for all involved and we are already looking forward to Young Voices 2024!
For further information about this event please visit the Young Voices Website: https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/
Music at Sound and District Primary School
Pupils at Sound have opportunity to experience a wide range of musical activities both during lessons and as part of extra-curricular activities.
We follow the Charanga Music Curriculum which ensures all children have opportunities to compose and perform their own compositions as well as listen to, appreciate and appraise a wide range of musical styles. Through active involvement in different forms of music making the children also develop their individual creative talents and a sense of group identity and togetherness.
Weekly singing in assembly, for both KS1 and KS2, seeks to further develop musical skills. Musical performances also form an integral part of the school year from Christmas Nativities to Easter productions.
Individual lessons in a variety of instruments are available to the children in school time, provided by specialist music teachers. At the present time this includes the guitar.
The school choir, made up of volunteers and/or whole classes at KS2, who enjoy singing, has over the past few years performed at the Young Voices concert at Manchester Arena. Over the last 20 years Young Voices has staged the largest children’s choir concerts in the world! And the children at Sound and District, that are part of the choir, become one of the approximate 150,000 taking part in the concerts each year! For further information about this event please visit the Young Voices Website: https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/
Sound and District Progression of Skills: (For documents for progression of skills please contact school; these form part of our subscription to Charanga.)
http://www.classicsforkids.com – this website allows children to listen to classical music, learn about the composers, as well as play games to find out more.
BBC Ten Pieces – this website encourages children to be immersed in the world of classical music through a range of through films, instrumental arrangements and live events
Bring the Noise this website from the BBC has many activities that engage children at home to explore and learn about music.
Myleene’s Music Klass is a You Tube channel hosted by Myleene Klass who teaches children about music theory.
ABRSM – this website contains a a selection of 100 pieces of music to listen to and carry out a range of activities for.