The power of music
Music is all around us. It is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging. In our schools, music can bring communities together through the shared endeavour of whole-school singing, ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and, through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils, performing. The sheer joy of music making can feed the soul of a school community, enriching each student while strengthening the shared bonds of support and trust which make a great school.
Model Music Curriculum 2021
Welcome to the Music page.
In school we follow the Lancashire Music Service Charanga scheme. In addition this this scheme our year 3 and year 4 classes have weekly music lessons with Mr Fleming from the Lancashire Music Service. During his lessons the children learn to play the ukulele, sing songs and learn about musical elements such as pitch, volume, tempo (speed) and instrumentation. Our year 5 and 6 children will also have a term of specialist music teaching from the school music co-ordinator.
Here's children from 1P learning the names and recognising the sounds of basic percussion instruments. We used the instruments to keep the beat in The Grand Old Duke Of York!
5/6G are using the Charanga scheme as a basis to learn about Ballads this term. We have listened to Adele's version of To Make You Feel My Love. This led us on to study work from Beethoven and his piano piece Fur Elise. Here's some of the children from 5/6G playing an accompaniment on glockenspiels and bells to Adele's song.
Our ukulele group prepare for a final performance where other classes are invited to see what they have learnt.
A strong emphasis is given to incorporating elements of music into the EYFS curriculum in our Reception classes as they learn songs to help with Phonics, counting, colours, the weather and all sorts of other things. Instruments are played to help signal transition times throughout the day, and music is played to stimulate ideas in the class 'Big Write'.
Our school choir runs throughout the Autumn term and has performed for the switch on of the Padiham Christmas Lights, at local secondary schools and at Blackburn Cathedral.