What is our intent for all children to achieve in this subject?
At St Mark’s, it is our intent that we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to understand rhythm and follow a beat. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. Children develop descriptive language skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent different feelings, emotions and narratives. We also teach technical vocabulary such as volume, pitch, beat and rhythm and encourage children to discuss music using these terms.
What our children say…
“The best thing about music is that we get to sing along to lots of different songs. I also enjoy playing lots of different instruments.” – Chase, Year 4
“My favourite thing about Music is when we play on the glockenspiels. We composed our own musical patterns using the notes F and G. We recorded ourselves doing a live performance so that our parents could hear our talents.” – Mya, Year 5
“We talked about how music effects our feelings and our opinions about different songs. We researched famous women artists and looked at a timeline. My favourite artist is Dolly Parton.” – Lacei, Year 6