Tel: 01642 471 298 Head Teacher: Kirsty Reilly School Contact: Mrs Dack office@riverdaleprimary.org.uk

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Music

Though our teaching of Music, we aim to develop

A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work.

  • A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of

technical expertise.

  • Very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres.
  • An excellent understanding of how musical provenance – the historical, social and cultural origins of music – contributes to the diversity of musical styles.
  • The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately.
  • A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.

We will do this by giving children the opportunity to practise and apply their musical skills across the curriculum in the following ways.

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2
• Use their voices expressively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.• Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.

• Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.

• Make and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

• Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using voice and playing instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression.• Improvise and compose music using the inter-related dimensions of music separately and in combination.

• Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.

• Use and understand the basics of the stave and other musical notations.

• Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music from different traditions and from great musicians and composers.

• Develop an understanding of the history of music.

As children progress through school there are key milestones they are judged against and they are linked to age related expectations at these points in time.  We have three key milestone points across the school. we aim for children to achieve. Milestone 1 is expected standard by the end of Year 2, Milestone 2 is the expected standard by the end of Year 4 and Milestone 3 is the expected standard by the end of Year 6.

Please click on the link below for details of the learning milestones for music.

Music milestones pdf