Music has many values and we make it a priority at Stoneydelph Primary School. We understand that music can help to develop our brains, build social and fun opportunities, relieve stress and help us to remember key facts. Our aim is to incorporate a range of musical experiences through our curriculum themes and school life that will start children on their creative journey, developing a love and understanding of a range of musical genres. Music is accessible to all and there are no limits to the musical opportunities that our pupils can experience at Stoneydelph.
Our curriculum intent for music
All pupils will:
- have access the key elements of music each year on a sequenced curriculum:
- have the opportunity to play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression (recorder, glockenspiel, p-buzz)
- improvise and compose music for a range of purposes
- listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
- begin to 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 and significant musicians from the past and present
- have opportunities to take part in extra-curricular music (choir, guitar, flute, saxophone lessons)
Pupils at Stoneydelph will have a weekly high quality music lesson based on our “Charanga” scheme of work. This scheme develops a progression of music skills that focus on understanding key musical principles for example rhythm, pulse, listening and appreciating a range of music, performing, composing and improvising. Children love these lessons and respond enthusiastically to the range of musical genres that they are introduced to. They love singing, dancing and having the opportunity to play different instruments.
From September 2022, we will also be part of the 'Music Share;' project which will see us perform across different schools and exciting venues.
We will host guitar and wind instrument lessons alongside all children learning to play glockenspiel and recorder during their time at Stoneydelph. We have 2 ensemble choirs and enjoy performing at Young Voices every year on top of Harvest, Christmas and Easter shows.
Music appreciation is important to introduce our children to a wide range of musical genres. This takes place through our 'Musician Of The Month', assemblies, music for learning, listen and respond sessions in lessons and much more.
Find out more about our music scheme Charanga here