Areas of the previous years summer learning will be interwoven into learning during the next academic year to ensure children are fully equipped with the skills to access their year groups curriculum.
Key Stage One
• Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing
songs and speaking chants and rhymes
• Play tuned and untuned instruments musically
• Listen with concentration and understanding to a range
of high-quality live and recorded music
• Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds
using the inter-related dimensions of music.
Key Stage Two
• Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing
musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
• Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes
using the inter-related dimensions of music
• Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
• Use and understand staff and other musical notations
• Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
• Develop an understanding of the history of music.
‘Music enriches individual lives as well as a school’s wider community’
At Bromet Primary School, our pupils will learn that music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. It is our intent that we make music an inspiring and enjoyable learning experience which develops the children’s musical skills and prepares them in readiness for high school. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which to develop a love of music and develop their talent as musicians, and in turn increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to understand rhythm and follow a beat through performing on a range of musical instruments. By singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music across different time periods, cultures and traditions. This supports children to understand the cultural capital of being open minded in their listening as well as knowledgeable about a breadth of musical genres in the world today. We also teach technical vocabulary such as volume, pitch, beat and rhythm and encourage children to discuss music using these terms. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose and to listen with confidence.
The Charanga scheme of work is used from Reception through to year 6 to ensure a wide exposure to different genres of music, with lots of practical opportunities to explore and develop as musicians and singers.
Additional opportunities are offered in music, such as the key stage 2 choir who have the opportunity to sing in some notable venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the O2 Arena and the Watford Colosseum.
Music is thoroughly enjoyed by all pupils here at Bromet. The key stage 2 choir has had a huge uptake, children look forward to our weekly singing assemblies where they are given the opportunity to showcase their musical talents or perform as a class.