The National Curriculum states that all children should receive a high-quality music education and at Waldringfield and Hollesley Primaries, we believe music should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, increasing their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. In order to achieve this they will…
The children in KS1 begin learning basic skills and techniques which include:
In KS2 the children begin to implement those skills and are taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory, taking part in productions, public events and special occasions.
It will be evident over time that the progress, knowledge and skills of pupils will increase between EYFS and Year 6. When planning, teachers refer to the Long Term Plan which ensures progression across the school. Impact will be assessed through a multi-faceted approach including performances, informal observations in lessons, opportunities through practical music-making, listening to children talking and playing, and watching children respond. Evidence is built up by means of sound and video recordings taken at the beginning and end of units, or when there is something significant to note.
Hollesley School has a proud tradition of involvement in music, confirming its place in the broad and balanced curriculum of the school.
All children have a singing-session each week and their enthusiasm for it shows as they often sing in concerts in school or, for example, with the WI and at BT, Martlesham.
From Year 4 children are offered trumpet-lessons as part of their curriculum-music and this can lead to other brass-instruments being taught (euphonium, trombone etc).
Clubs in school or after-school include recorder, singing, trumpet (and private piano-lessons).
The school seizes every opportunity to showcase the children’s musical skills: