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Music

The music curriculum at Panshanger is delivered by a specialist music teacher. We follow the National Curriculum Programme of study for Music. It is our aim that our pupils will:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions
  • learn to sing and to use their voices
  • create and compose music on their own and with others
  • have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument
  • explore how music is created, produced and communicated

In Key Stage 1 pupils will learn to:

  • 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.

In Key Stage 2 pupils will learn to:

  • sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control.
  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
  • 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