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Tyndale Primary School

Music

Intent

At Tyndale, our Music Curriculum intends to inspire creativity, self-expression and to encourage our children on their musical journeys as well as giving them opportunities to connect with others. We hope to foster a lifelong love of music by exposing them to diverse musical experiences and igniting a passion for music. By listening and responding to different genres and musical styles, finding their voices as singers, performers and as composers, this will enable them to become more confident and reflective musicians.


Approach

Each Unit of Work comprises of strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music:

  1. Listening and Appraising

  2. Musical Activities

    1. Warm-up Games

    2. Optional Flexible Games

    3. Singing

    4. Playing instruments

    5. Improvisation

    6. Composition

      3. Performing

 

In addition to our Music Curriculum, we support all children to learn a range of instruments from years three to six. We offer four programmes (free of charge) of instrumental learning through whole class ensemble teaching. The programmes offer children the opportunity to learn an instrument from four different instrument families.

  • Year 3 - Strings: violin, viola, cello and ukulele
  • Year 4 - Woodwind: clarinet, Jsax, recorder, fife and flute
  • Year 5 - Brass: cornet, trumpet, trombone and french horn
  • Year 6 - Drumming: samba and djembe

Children are able to hire (free of charge) an instrument of their choice from years three to six. In addition, we offer instrumental (individual and group) lessons to children. To learn an instrument in a small group or individually, please click here.

 

Music Whole School Curriculum Map

Music Skills Progression