At Great Kimble School, we recognise that music is an important part of primary education and can support children’s knowledge learning (learn), well-being and confidence. In Music lessons, pupils use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs, speaking chants and rhymes. Collective Worship also provides this opportunity. Pupils will be taught to play and recognise a variety of instruments musically and will be encouraged to play together in ensemble groups or to take part in individual lessons offered. The children are encouraged to listen to a wide range of music with concentration and understanding. Music lessons are tailored from the Kapow scheme of work, which is a complete scheme to deliver the National Curriculum objectives. Kapow has quality and engaging music lessons that progress from Early Years to the end of Key Stage 2. Children will investigate different styles of music and discuss what they love about them. Children will also live through music, looking at music at different periods.
Useful links for extra music enjoyment
BBC Ten Pieces has created Ten Pieces Tasters, which are simple, fun, creative activities for primary age children. The activities are easy to follow and do not require any specialist knowledge or equipment. Each activity is led by an artist or specialist in their field and offers different ways to get creative with classical music.
Whilst at Great Kimble Church of England School, children have access to a varied musical programme, which allows them to discover areas of strength, as well as areas that they might like to improve upon. They have opportunities for demonstrating abilities such as achievement, self-confidence, interaction with and awareness of others, and self-reflection. Children discuss and share their own thoughts, opinions and ideas, acknowledging and respecting that these may vary and that this is positive. Music will also develop an understanding of culture and history, both in relation to students individually, as well as ethnicities from across the world. Children are able to enjoy music in as many ways - as listener, performer or creator. They can discuss music and comprehend its parts. They can sing, feel a pulse, add rhythms and create melodies in a group and they can further develop these skills in the future and continue to enjoy and embrace music in their lives.