Music is a specialist subject taught by a full-time music specialist in a fully equipped music room. Starting right down at the bottom of the school with nursery, music lessons are taught on a fortnightly basis to every child up to Year 6. Key stage 2 lessons are an hour long, while Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 get half hour lessons.
Music lessons cover a broad range of skills – most of which are transferable:
- Voice projection, articulation, solo singing
- Listening and appraising
- Developing memory and “thinking” voice
- Sharing and taking turns
- Composing and improvising
- Reading and writing music
- Group ensemble work
- Performing in front of class/school/parents
Year five have been writing poems based on the Iron Man. The final poems were all fantastic and showed a real effort from pupils! Here are some pupils from 5D reading their poems aloud.
Challenge: Can you identify what language features the pupils have used?