At Membury Primary Academy, we know that music promotes positivity, self-confidence and a sense of community. We aim to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music.
In Key Stage 1, the children will learn to use their voices to sing expressively through learning songs. In each session, the children will listen to a new song and appraise the piece. Throughout the year the children will be explore and play tuned and untuned instruments, which will include contributing to group and class compositions where there will be opportunities to rehearse and perform.
In Key Stage 2, the children will also play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using both their voice and instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression. As part of the music session, the children will be exposed to a variety of musicians and composers. They will be guided on how to appraise the piece of music through attentive listening, this will support their understanding of the history of music. The children will learn how to read and record notation so that they can rehearse and perform collectively.
Music is to be shared and enjoyed and we take every opportunity for children to share their performances. The children regularly perform the songs and instrumental accompaniment learnt in music at the Oak Apple Cafe to share their skills with our community or to the parents in assembly.
Children in Key Stage 2 all learn an instrument in 1:1 music lessons weekly.