At Girnhill Infant School we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to understand rhythm and follow a beat. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. Children develop descriptive skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent different feelings and emotions. We also encourage children to discuss music in technical terms e.g. volume and pitch.
At Girnhill Infant school we also develop music through our extra-curricular activity. PerformanceWORX runs an after school club developing musicality in children. Further information about this after school club can be found on our extra curricular page.
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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 inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
EYFS Curriculum Links:
- Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.
- They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.KS1 National Curriculum Links:
- Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
- Pay 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.