Music Vision Statement
At Fulwood St. Peter’s we feel that music is important in forming the collectiveness which unites the school in daily song. Music is a time of enjoyment, celebration and development of our pupils’ emotional well-being and confidence. Bespoke planning is created by teachers and linked to build upon thematic areas of the foundation subjects enhancing pupil understanding and experience. Pupils have choice about the instruments and genre within performance lessons. The composition elements of creating music enhance pupil independent thinking and allow them to explore and develop their self-belief. Performing individually and ensemble ensures pupils develop respect for each other and ensemble composition and performance offers them the opportunities to take the lead within small teams. Each week pupil have the opportunity to listen and appraise real-life music from history in our appreciation assemblies.
EXAMPLES of Implementation
We listened to the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We looked at the musical instruments and talked about which ones would match straw, sticks and bricks. We then chose the instrument and added it to the story.
Year 6 have been looking at diatonic scales.
We have practised these on a piano and tried to listen to when the scale ends and begins.
We have also looked at scale notation.