Music at Prince Rock Primary School
At Prince Rock Primary, we know that music promotes positivity, self-confidence and a sense of community. Therefore, we believe that it should be a part of our everyday practise, whether through Daily Physical Activity, singing assemblies, extra-curricular activities or music lessons. Below you will find an overview of what your child will be expected to learn in each of the Key Stages.
In Key Stage 1 the children will learn to use their voices to sing expressively through learning songs and chants linked to their topic. They will begin to develop an awareness of the different interrelated dimensions of music* through listening to a range of live and record music, and exploring and playing tuned and untuned instruments, which will include contributing to group and class compositions.
In Key Stage 2 the children will develop their knowledge and understanding of the different interrelated dimensions of music* through composing and performing music linked to their topic, in addition to exploring music from other countries, cultures and that of great composers. The children will learn how to read and record staff notation, and in years 3 and 4, the children will be learning to play the ukulele and keyboard through whole-class tuition. There are opportunities through clubs for the children to continue to learn these instruments in years 5 and 6. Children will also use technology to aid their understanding of music and to record their compositional work.
Progression in music will be assessed through listening to musical responses and making regular video and audio recordings of their learning. An age-related assessment will be given to parents/carers on reports.
*Interrelated dimensions of music are: pitch, duration (rhythm), dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture and structure.