At Marden Primary Academy, intend to provide an enjoyable, inspiring experience that motivates children to gain a secure understanding of Music and to develop creatively. Our curriculum aims to achieve the National Curriculum requirements for Music by providing a broad and balanced syllabus that will ensure progressive development of knowledge, experience and skills. We offer a variety of opportunities for children to expand their knowledge of Music, gain confidence and to express themselves freely through various elements of music (singing, instruments, solo and teamed).
Please click here to view our full statement of Intent, Implementation and Impact of the Music Curriculum.
In KS1 children are taught to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
They listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music, and also experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
In KS2 children are taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They will develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory. There will be opportunities to record their compositions using musical notation.
They will also appreciate and understand a wide range of music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians, developing an understanding of the history of music.
Children from Year 2 to Year 6 have the opportunity to join singing club, play a musical instrument and be involved in musical community links.
THE BENEFITS OF MUSIC
Music is a unique way of communication that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression and it can play an important part in the personal development of individuals. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching of music enables children to better understand the world they live in and helps them to feel part of a community.”
Please view all the music curriculum details for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in the drop-down boxes opposite.