Subject Leader: Miss L Turnock
The opportunity for pupils to explore, enjoy and engage in music is held in high regard at Baguley Hall Primary school. The National Curriculum states that 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. Research shows that achievement in music helps cognitive abilities generally and rises attainment across the curriculum. As pupils progress through Baguley Hall, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, perform and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon across different genres.
We follow the national curriculum for music which 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
In school we use a commercial scheme, Charanga,. In Key Stage 2 children learn ukulele in Year 3 and 4 and then steel pans in Year 5 and 6.
For more information, please read the documents below.
Composer of the Month
Each month, we will celebrate a different piece of music from a different composer. The pieces of music have been inspored by the BBC's ten pieces. Each composer and piece of music will be introduced in a class or phase assembly, where the chidlren can talk and appreciate the music, discuss what orchestral instruments have they can hear, how the music makes them feel.
September – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Horn Concerto
October – Florence Price – Symphony No. 1 in E minor (3rd mvt)
November – George Frideric Handel, Zadok the Priest
December – Antonio Vivaldi – ‘Winter’ from ‘The Four Seasons’, Allegro non molto (1st mvt)
January – Ludovico Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche
February - Ravi Shankar – Symphony – finale (excerpt)
March – Hans Zimmer – Earth
April – Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who Theme (original theme by Ron Grainer)
May – Stevie Wonder - Isn’t she lovely
June – Holst – The planets – Mars
July – Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird — suite (1911) (Finale)