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Why you teach it - your purpose of study 

At Langold Dyscarr Community School we foster in every child  the opportunity to be a composer and a performer, with a secure knowledge of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians 

IMPLEMENTATION 

How you teach it - your delivery of the above  

  • CPD for staff 
  • Broad access to different musical instruments 
  • Skills and knowledge taught at appropriate levels  
  • Learn to sing and play a musical instrument with musical understanding and control 
  • Have opportunities to develop their musical skills further, inspiring them to engage in musical activity throughout their lives 
  • Feel the communal bonding experience of playing and singing with others, being part of something greater than themselves – E.g. Christmas light singing, musicals in performances etc. 

 

IMPACT 

So what - your evaluations of the above 

Impact (So What?) 

  

  • Developing children’s confidence in their skills and knowledge of the music curriculum (different types of instruments, music and musicians) 
  • Participate and perform in an ensemble outside school, such as ‘Tales in the Garden Shed’, and develop skills to gain life skills such as; team work, confidence, focus, problem solving and commitment. 
  • Develop a deep understanding and love of music from a wide range of cultures and traditions that will grow throughout their lives from participating in Harvest, Christmas, Chinese New Year and other celebrations. 

Year Groups

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

EYFS

Me!

Learn to sing nursery rhymes and action songs:

 

  • Pat-a-cake
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I Caught A Fish Alive
  • This Old Man
  • Five Little Ducks
  • Name Song
  • Things For Fingers

My Stories

Learn to sing nursery rhymes and action songs:

 

  • I’m A Little Teapot
  • The Grand Old Duke Of York
  • Ring O’ Roses
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Not Too Difficult
  • The ABC Song

Everyone!

Learn to sing nursery rhymes and action songs:

 

  • Wind The Bobbin Up
  • Rock-a-bye Baby
  • Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed
  • Twinkle Twinkle
  • If You're Happy And You Know It
  • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Our World

Learn to sing nursery rhymes and action songs:

 

  • Old Macdonald
  • Incy Wincy Spider
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • The Wheels On The Bus
  • The Hokey Cokey

Big Bear Funk

This is a transition Unit that prepares children for their musical learning in Year 1.

 

Musical learning focus:

  • Listening and appraising Funk music
  • Embedding foundations of the interrelated dimensions of music using voices and instruments
  • Learning to sing Big Bear Funk and revisiting other nursery rhymes and action songs
  • Playing instruments within the song
  • Improvisation using voices and instruments
  • Riff-based composition
  • Share and perform the learning that has taken place

Reflect, Rewind and Re-play

This Unit of Work consolidates the learning that has occurred during the year. All the learning is focused around revisiting chosen nursery rhymes and/or songs, a context for the History of Music and the very beginnings of the Language of Music.

Year 1

Unit: Hey You!

 

Style: Old-School Hip Hop

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Option to make up (compose) your own rap or words to the existing rap, that could link to any topic in school, graffitti art, literacy, breakdancing or 80s Hip Hop culture in general. Historical context of musical styles.

 

Unit: Rhythm In The Way We Walk and Banana Rap

 

Style: Reggae, Hip Hop

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Action songs that link to the foundations of music

Unit: In The Groove

 

Style: Blues, Latin, Folk, Funk, Baroque, Bhangra

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Six different styles of music used here - Blues, Latin, Folk, Funk, Baroque, Bhangra that link to history, geography, countries and cultures. Ourselves. Historical context of musical styles.

Unit: Round And Round

 

Style: Latin Bossa Nova, Film music, Big Band Jazz, Mash-up, Latin fusion

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Latin American style of music - Countries from around the world. Film music. Historical context of musical styles.

Unit: Your Imagination

 

Style: Pop

Unit: Reflect, Rewind and Replay

 

Style: Western Classical Music and your choice from Year 1

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Think about the history of music in context, listen to some Western Classical music and place the music from the units you have worked through, in their correct time and space. Consolidate the foundations of the language of music.

Year 2

Unit: Hands, Feet, Heart

 

Style: South African styles

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: South African music and Freedom Songs. Nelson Mandela as a famous and influential person in our lifetimes. Historical context of musical styles.

 

Unit: Ho Ho Ho

 

Style: Christmas, Big Band, Motown, Elvis, Freedom Songs

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Christmas. Literacy - Christmas vocabulary. Historical context of musical styles.

 

Unit: I Wanna Play In A Band

 

Style: Rock

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Teamwork, working together. The Beatles. Historical context of musical styles.

 

Unit: Zootime

 

Style: Reggae

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Animals, poetry and the historical context of musical styles.

 

Unit: Friendship Song

 

Style: Coming soon!

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Coming soon!

 

Unit: Reflect, Rewind and Replay

 

Style: Western Classical Music and your choice from Year 2

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Think about the history of music in context, listen to some Western Classical music and place the music from the units you have worked through, in their correct time and space. Consolidate the foundations of the language of music.

Year 3

Unit: Let Your Spirit Fly

 

Style: R&B, Western Classical, Musicals, Motown, Soul

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Historical context of musical styles.

 

 

Unit: Glockenspiel Stage 1

 

Style: Learning basic instrumental skills by playing tunes in varying styles

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Introduction to the language of music, theory and composition.

 

 

Unit: Three Little Birds

 

Style: Reggae

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Animals, Jamaica, poetry and the historical context of musical styles

 

 

Unit: The Dragon Song

 

Style: A little bit funky and music from around the world.

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Storytelling, creativity, PSHE, friendship, acceptance, using your imagination.

 

 

Unit: Bringing Us Together

 

Style: Disco

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Friendship, being kind to one another, respect, accepting everybody, peace, hope and unity.

 

 

Unit: Reflect, Rewind and Replay

 

Style: Western Classical Music and your choice from Year 3

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Think about the history of music in context, listen to some Western Classical music and place the music from the units you have worked through, in their correct time and space. Consolidate the foundations of the language of music.

Year 4

Unit: Mamma Mia

 

Style: ABBA

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Structure of songs linked to literacy. Music and styles of the 70s and 80s, analysing performance, Sweden as a country.

 

Unit: Glockenspiel Stage 2

 

Style: Learning basic instrumental skills by playing tunes in varying styles

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Introduction to the language of music, theory and composition.

 

Unit: Stop!

 

Style: Grime, Classical, Bhangra, Tango, Latin Fusion

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Composition, Bullying.

 

Unit: Lean On Me

 

Style: Gospel

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Gospel in its historical context ie from Beethoven to slavery, Elvis to the Urban Gospel of Beyoncé and different choirs like the London Community Gospel Choir. Analysing performance.

 

Unit: Blackbird

 

Style: Coming soon!

 

 

Unit: Reflect, Rewind and Replay

 

Style: Western Classical Music and your choice from Year 4

 

 

Year 5

Unit: Livin' On A Prayer

 

Style: Rock

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: How Rock music developed from the Beatles onwards. Analysing performance.

 

Unit: Classroom Jazz 1

 

Style: Jazz

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: History of music - Jazz in its historical context.

 

Unit: Make You Feel My Love

 

Style: Pop Ballads

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Historical context for ballads.

 

Unit: Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

 

Style: Hip Hop

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Option to make up (compose) own rap or words to the existing rap, that could link to any topic in school, graffiti art, literacy, breakdancing and 80s Hip Hop culture in general. Historical context of musical styles.

 

Unit: Dancing In The Street

 

Style: Motown

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: The history of Motown and its importance in the development of Popular music. Civil rights.

 

Unit: Reflect, Rewind and Replay

 

Style: Western Classical music and your choice from Year 5

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Think about the history of music in context, listen to some Western Classical music and place the music from the units you have worked through, in their correct time and space. Consolidate the foundations of the language of music.

Year 6

Unit: Happy

 

Style: Pop/Motown

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: What makes us happy? Video/project with musical examples.

 

Unit: Classroom Jazz 2

 

Style: Jazz, Latin, Blues

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: History of music - Jazz in its historical context.

 

Unit: Benjamin Britten - A New Year Carol

 

Style: Benjamin Britten (Western Classical Music), Gospel, Bhangra.

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Literacy and history, www.fridayafternoonsmusic.co.uk. The historical context of Gospel music and Bhangra.

 

Unit: A new unit - more details to follow

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Celebrating the role of woman in the music industry.

 

Unit: You've Got A Friend

 

Style: The Music of Carole King

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Her importance as a female composer in the world of popular music.

 

Unit: Reflect, Rewind and Replay

 

Style: Western Classical Music and your choice from Year 6

 

Topic and cross-curricular links: Think about the history of music in context, listen to some Western Classical music and place the music from the units you have worked through, in their correct time and space. Consolidate the foundations of the language of music.

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