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Music

Subject Leader: Mrs V. Buckel

 

Through music, our children are encouraged to develop a number of skills which are often transferable to other aspects of the curriculum. 

 

The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
  • Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
  • Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations

 

We use Charanga Musical School and BBC 10 Pieces to support the teaching of music from Reception to Year 6. The children explore 2-3 musical genres each year during dedicated music sessions but also develop their music skills through topic work, when appropriate.

 

Our Year 4 children have weekly Flute lessons with Mrs Hughes, a music specialist from Lancashire Music Service, for half of the year. Year 4N will begin in September and then Year 4M will have lessons from February. 

 

Ms Galea offers guitar tuition on Friday afternoons to Key Stage Two children. Please contact the office if you would like more information. 

 

We also have a singing club for Years 3-5 during the Autumn Term - keep your eye on the Newsletter for information regarding start dates.

 

Music Home Learning Videos

Please click on the link to watch some of the musicial activities carried out by our children during home learning.

Music Yearly Curriculum Overview 2020/2021

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Reception

Holst Mars – Planets

BBC 10 Pieces

Nativity

My Stories

(Action Songs)

 

Big Bear Funk

(Funk Music and Nursery Rhymes)

Glockenspiel

Year 1

Hey You!

(Hip Hop)

 

Nativity

Round and Round

(Latin)

 

Your Imagination

 

 

Year 2

Hands Feet Heart

(South African)

 

Nativity

 

I wanna Play in a Band

(Rock)

 

Friendship Song

Year 3

 

Three Little Birds

(Reggae)

 

 

 

Brahms – Hungarian Dance

BBC 10 Pieces

 

Lean on Me

(Soul)

 

 

Year 4N

Flute

 

Mamma Mia

(Abba – 70s Pop)

 

 

Year 4W

Mamma Mia

(Abba – 70s Pop)

 

 

 

Flute

Year 5

Living on a Prayer

(Rock)

 

Jazz 1

 

Dancing in the Street

(Motown)

 

Year 6

Happy

(Hip Hop)

 

 

Fresh Prince

(Pop)

 

 

Year 6 Production

 

 

Please see ‘Progression of Skills’ document for objectives. Some topics may be moved.

 

 

Spring Term 2021

Lots of the children spent most of the Spring Term working from home. We have loved seeing the photos and videos of the musical activities that you attempted at home and in school. Well done everyone. 

Spring Term Music

OLSG Whole School Nativity

We can't do our normal nativities, singing for parishioners or Carol Concerts this year but we can do this!

An extra special thank you goes to Mr Steve Saul who worked his magic on our video clips and produced this amazing film. Thank you to the special guests too, the children loved the surprise.

We really hope that you enjoy it. 

Singing Club

Singing Club met weekly in November and December 2019 to learn Christmas Carols to sing to the local community. They sang at the local library for the toddler group and their families and then they sang with the residents at Lostock Lodge Nursing Home. We are very proud of how hard they worked to learn the songs but also how they sang confidently.

We encouraged all of the children to apply for a Blue Peter Music badge. They had worked hard and we certainly believed they deserved them. 

Year 5/6 Trip World Museum and The King and I

On Wednesday 11th March we took Year 5 and 6 to Liverpool. We started the day by exploring the World Museum. Lots of the children particularly enjoyed the aquarium and the Egyptian exhibits. 

We then took the children over to the Liverpool Empire Theatre to watch The King and I. We were quite high up so it did take a while to get used to our seats. It was amazing. The dancing, singing, orchestra were all mesmerising. 

During the intervals and at the end we had lots of staff and members of the public make the point of finding us to tell us how amazing our children are. We are very proud of them all. 

Year 3/4 Trip. Imperial War Museum and Swan Lake Ballet

On Thursday 5th March Year 3 and Year 4 had a very busy day in Manchester. They started at the Imperial War Museum where they followed a timeline of wars by looking at artefacts, watching clips and playing interactive games. 

They then went over to the Lowry to explore the galleries before settling in to their seats in the theatre to watch the ballet. We all thoroughly enjoyed watching the graceful dancers and listening to the very talented orchestra. 

All the staff were asked to thank the children for their exemplary behaviour and we were all invited back to watch future performances. 

                                                     

EYFS Chinese New Year Dragon Dance

Early Years had lots of fun finding out about and celebrating Chinese New Year. They made decorations and performed a dragon dance for their families. Lots of fun was had by all. 

Snow White

The whole school enjoyed watching Snow White from M&M productions. We have enjoyed their performances for a few years now but this one has been the best one yet! The mirror was magic!

Reception Nativity

The children worked so hard to learn all of their lines off by heart including lots of songs sung beautifully. Well done everyone. 

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