Music

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. As such music is at the heart of our school. Our curriculum inspires pupils to develop a love of music. Music is taught weekly across all year groups.

 

Music Curriculum

 

At Chapel Street we aim to ensure that pupils:

 

In Key Stage one

- use their voices expressively and creatively 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

- 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

- 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.

 

In Key Stage two

- 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

- listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

- use and understand staff and other musical notations

- 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.

 

Scheme of work

We use a scheme of work from Charanga to support our teaching of music at Chapel Street, (https://charanga.com/site/). Each unit of work comprises of the strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music. Lessons begin with a focus on listening and appraising followed by a range of musical activities including singing, playing instruments, improvisation and composition.

 

Performing

At Chapel Street we believe in performance. Across the year groups, children are encouraged to perform right from the start of the year, either vocally or using instruments and percussion. At the end of each unit of work children will perform and share their work. The opportunity to perform is paramount, not only as a valuable experience but also as a way of developing musical ability and confidence.

 

Working in partnership with Bangdrum

In 2016, we established a new partnership with Bangdrum, a provider who deliver music across a range of genres using specialist teachers. Once a week, Bangdrum teachers come in to school to deliver both percussion and tuned instrument lessons in Year 3, building up towards a whole year group performance at the end of each term.

 

Extra Curriculum activities

At Chapel Street we have a very successful key stage 2 choir. The choir perform at a variety of events both within school and out of school in the local area. Exciting performances to date have included singing at the Manchester Cathedral, Mc Vities factory and Inspire.

 

 

 

 

 

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