St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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 Music

 

Recovery Statement of Intent

As children return to school, now is the tine more than ever to embrace the arts as an integral part of learning and well-being. At St Norbert’s music has underpinned everything we do and this will not change but the ways in which we adapt our uses may well do. Even though it is advised for singing not to occur, there are other ways we can enrich music throughout the curriculum. There will be a greater focus on listening and appreciating to high quality performances and the use of instruments- both percussive and tuned will continue.

There may be a need for creative activities which focus on PSHE and wellbeing, activities for both at home students and in-school students, while also adapting to new spaces, outdoor learning, different routines and for ways to continue to maintain their class and school community spirit

In school, we intend to find arts-led dynamic starting points to enable children to engage and step in to their learning without the pressure of right or wrong answers as well as the opportunity to practice skills in music and progress through to new ones that can enhance other areas of learning.

Intent

At St Norbert’s, we believe music should be an enjoyable experience for pupils and teachers. Children participate in a range of musical experiences, building up their confidence at the same time. They develop their understanding of rhythm and pitch and learn how music is structured, as well as learning technical vocabulary for these elements. As children’s confidence builds, they enjoy the performance aspect of music. Children at St Norbert’s experience listening to music from different cultures and eras and have listening opportunities in other areas of the curriculum.

Implementation

Music is taught as a discrete subject but also links to other subjects across the curriculum. Areas of learning, such as times tables in maths, vocabulary in languages and movement in dance can all incorporate different elements of music. RE and art particularly  lend themselves to responding creatively to a piece they hear. Collective Worship, Liturgies, Services and Masses allows the children opportunities to develop their singing skills and gain an understanding of how ensembles work. Performances such as Christmas Nativity, Carol Concert, Easter Play and Year 6 Leavers Play demonstrate that music is important to the life of the school. Extracurricular activities, such peripatetic music lessons, also provide children with experience of making music. Class teachers are responsible for the planning and delivery music, which may, at times, be supplemented by professional artists/helpers. When they arise, we take opportunities to develop links with outside agencies and experts to enrich provision such as the Lincolnshire Music Service.

Impact

The impact of teaching music will be seen across the school with an increase in the profile of music. Whole-school and parental engagement will be improved through performances, extracurricular activities and opportunities for wider learning. Participation in music develops wellbeing, promotes listening and develops concentration. We want to ensure that music is loved by teachers and pupils across school, encouraging them to want to continue building on this wealth of musical ability, now and in the future.

Year group
Advent 1
Advent 2
Lent 1
Lent 2
Pentecost 1
Pentecost 2
Year 1
Voices and Instruments
use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants
and rhymes;
• play tuned and untuned instruments musically;
Rhythm/ Nativity
experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music
use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants
and rhymes;
BBC 10 Pieces Finlandia-Jean Sibelius
listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music;
use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes;
Jack and the Beanstalk
play tuned and untuned instruments musically;
experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related
dimensions of music
Exploring Timbre
use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
 
experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related
dimensions of music.
The Nutcracker-Tchaikovsky
-play tuned and untuned instruments musically;
- listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and
recorded music;
-experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
Year 2
Carnival of the Animals
-play tuned and untuned instruments musically;
- listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and
recorded music;
-experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
Nativity
use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes;
Djembe Drumming
experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music
Pulse and Metre
use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related
dimensions of music
BBC 10 Pieces- Kerry Andrew- No place like
listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music;
use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes;
play tuned and untuned instruments musically;
Water (pitch and Notation)
play tuned and untuned instruments musically
experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related
dimensions of music
Year 3
Musical Story/Listening
play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression;
• improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
• appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians;
Ancient Egypt
 play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression;
listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory;
BBC 10 Pieces- Delia Derbyshire
 use and understand staff and other musical notations;
improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians;
Pulse and Metre/ Easter Play
play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression;
listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory;
Body percussion
 improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
use and understand staff and other musical notations;
BBC 10 Pieces- Hans Zimmer- Earth
use and understand staff and other musical notations;
improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians;
Year 4
Musical story/ listening/ Notation
play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression;
• improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
• appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians;
BBC 10 Pieces: Britten- Storm Interlude
use and understand staff and other musical notations;
improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians;
develop an understanding of the history of music
Ukulele instrument tuition
play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression;
use and understand staff and other musical notations;
 
Ukulele instrument tuition
Easter Play
play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression;
listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory;
BBC 10 Pieces Brahms- Hungarian Dance No5 in G Minor
use and understand staff and other musical notations;
improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians;
develop an understanding of the history of music
Dragon Scales (Music Express)
use and understand staff and other musical notations;
improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression;
 
Year 5
BBC 10 Pieces Holst- Mars
use and understand staff and other musical notations;
improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians;
develop an understanding of the history of music
BBC 10 pieces Lark Ascending
use and understand staff and other musical notations;
improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians;
develop an understanding of the history of music
Listening /notation work/ music story
use and understand staff and other musical notations;
improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression;
Easter Play
play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression;
listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory;
BBC 10 Pieces- Ravi Shankar
use and understand staff and other musical notations;
improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians;
develop an understanding of the history of music
Listening /notation work/ music story
use and understand staff and other musical notations;
improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians;
Year 6
Listening appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians;
develop an understanding of the history of music
BBC 10 Pieces: Vivaldi-Winter
use and understand staff and other musical notations;
improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians;
develop an understanding of the history of music
Tonality-
improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians;
BBC 10 Pieces- Grieg- Hall of the Mountain King
use and understand staff and other musical notations;
improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
develop an understanding of the history of music
 
Listening /notation work/ music story
use and understand staff and other musical notations;
improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music;
appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians;
Leavers Play
play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression;
listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory;

 

Appreciation and Knowledge of Composers

Individual class music learning that is adapted to suit the topics, requirements and expectations detailed in the National Curriculum. In addition to this, we endeavour to foster a wide appreciation and knowledge of composers, genres, influential artists and eras of music. By using a whole school approach, children of all ages will be exposed to a wide range of music, beyond their everyday experience.

Appreciation and Knowledge of Composers

Individual class music learning that is adapted to suit the topics, requirements and expectations detailed in the National Curriculum. In addition to this, we endeavour to foster a wide appreciation and knowledge of composers, genres, influential artists and eras of music. By using a whole school approach, children of all ages will be exposed to a wide range of music, beyond their everyday experience.

Composer, Musician & Genre Studies

for use in class, Praise and Worship, Music appreciation and discussion opportunities

Medieval

Renaissance

Baroque

Classical

Romantic

20th Century

Current

500-1400

1400--1600

1600--1750

1730-1820

1780-1910

1900-2000

2000-present

 

 

 

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

2023-24

Advent 1

 

Henry Purcell (1659-1695) English

Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) English

Antonio Vivaldi

(1678-1741)

Italian

Claudio

Monteverdi

(1567-1643)

Italian

Black musicians:

(Black History Month)

Black musicians:

(Black History Month)

Advent 2

 

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Austrian

George Frideric

Handel

(1685-1759)

German

 

Niccolò Paganini

(1782–1840)

Italian

Johann Pachelbel

(1653-1706) German

Lent 1

Beethoven

(1770-1827) German

Frederic Chopin

(1810-1849) Polish

Mozart

(1756-1791) Austrian

Fanny

Mendelssohn

(1805-1847) German

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Austrian

Lent 2

Louise Farrenc (1804-1875) French

Clara Schumann

(1819-1896) German

Amy Beach

(1867-1944) American

Tchaikovsky

(1840-1893) Russian

Gustav Holst

(1874-1934) English

Pentecost 1

Benjamin Britten

(1913-1976) English

John Williams

(b. 1932) British

Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) American

Sergei Prokofiev

(1891-1953) Russian

Cécile Chaminade

(1857-1944) French

Pentecost 2

World Music Day

21/6

World Music Day 21/6

World Music Day

21/6

World Music Day

21/6

World Music Day

21/6

Taylor Swift

(b.1989)

American

Anna Clyne (b. 1980) British

Judd Greenstein

(b.1979)

American

Eric Whitacre

(b. 1970) American

Anne Dudley (b.1956)

English

Wider Opportunities- Peripatetic Music Tuition

The school actively engages with JMP Music and offers guitar, ukulele, keyboard, piano and singing lessons for children throughout Key Stage 2. Those who play instruments are encouraged to utilise their skills in school by playing in worships or music showcases.