In Key Stage One, we aim to develop our children’s knowledge and understanding of all aspects of music in an enjoyable environment and to promote the creative development of all pupils. Within a balanced and progressive programme we aim to promote self-esteem, respect for others and encourage each individual to reach their potential.
Every week, each class teacher spends at least 30 minutes teaching music. Our lessons include focused teaching and learning to develop our children's skills and understanding of pulse, rhythm, pitch, tempo, structure and composition. All Year 2 children learn how to play the recorder during their weekly music session and perform lots of tunes during our final Year 2 Together Time in July.
In Key Stage One, our music lessons will usually include warm-up activities, singing and/or using instruments to create and perform music. Our children are taught how to make improvements to their work. Some lessons will also include opportunities for children to listen to and appraise a range of music from different times, cultures and countries.