Purpose of study
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
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
Here at Lake View we use Charanga as our main music scheme of work.
We are very lucky to have Nottinghamshire Music Service coming in once a week to provide music in two of our classes.
Singing is one of our strengths! In previous years, the school choir have sung at the local community’s Christmas Tree Light service, sang with over 2000 other children at Sheffield Arena at ‘Young Voices’ in January and at our family of schools ‘Sing Up’ event at Joseph Whitaker Secondary school where parents were quick to inform us of how fantastic our choir was.
- “Easily the best school there” quoted one parent.
Please see photos below:
Singing for our Lake View CD. Will it be number 1 in the charts?
Before Covid-19 we would have a weekly music appreciation time during our whole-school assemblies. As we cannot meet as a whole-school at the moment I am going to post a weekly music appreciation opportunity on here instead.
This first piece is taken from the BBC Ten Pieces unit and focuses on the power of the human voice and body to create music and sound.
Watch the clip entitled "First..." The composer has created a piece called "No Place Like" based upon children`s views of their home and the place where they live.
After watching the clip, discuss with your friends what noises, words or phrases you would choose to represent your home and where you live. You could experiment with your ideas to create a piece with your class.
Let me know how you get one !
Remembrance Day in Music.
Watch this animation relating to Remembrance Day.
How does the music change and why ?
How does it make you feel ?