Our Curriculum Intent:
At Carlton Primary Academy, we recognise the importance of music in fostering a culture where children flourish personally, socially and academically. Therefore, there is a strong and clear vision for the music curriculum which fully encompasses and embeds our values of community, pride, excellence and respect and fosters our vision of ‘together we can achieve anything’. The curriculum design reflects and exceeds the requirement of the National Curriculum, and is underpinned by precise and current research including the Ofsted Music Research Review. The meticulous curriculum design ensures high expectations for all pupils, with appropriate adaptations evident to both support and extend the learning of pupils, allowing all to make progress and fully promoting our core school value of excellence. The curriculum is coherently designed through a cyclical approach which allows pupils to experience a sequential, clear path to learning where knowledge is connected and extended throughout their time at Carlton Primary Academy. Moreover, the music curriculum ensures that pupils understand, appreciate and respect differences in views beliefs and opinions through providing the opportunity to celebrate commonalities between different cultures, religions, ethnicities and societies through the listening, appraisal and performance of varying genres of music. Additionally, the curriculum goes beyond the expected so that pupils have access to a wide, rich set of experiences, and extra-curricular activities including a school choir are coherently planned in order to nurture, develop and stretch the talents and interests of all children. Moreover, regular opportunities to perform both in school and to our wider community is encouraged in the teaching and learning of music allowing children to achieve a sense of pride in their achievements.
Please find the correct stage of learning for your child. Read the description and then click on the link for resources at home.
Did you know that experts have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by the time they're four years old, they're usually amongst the best readers by the time they're eight? Please follow this link to sing nursery rhymes and counting songs at home.
At KS1 children should be using their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs, saying chants and rhymes. They should also explore playing tuned and untuned instruments. Children should listen to a range of high quality live and recorded music with increased concentration and understanding. They should also be able to experiment with, create and combine sounds thinking about pulse, dynamics and tempo. Please follow the links below to support your child at home.
Children in KS2 should be using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression. They should listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory, appreciating a range of high-quality live and recorded music from different traditions, composers and musicians. This will enable them to develop an understanding of the history of music. Children should also be given the opportunity to play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, and improvise and compose music considering pitch, pulse, dynamics, tempo, rhythm and texture. They should also be able to understand staff and some musical notations. Please follow the links below to support your child with this.
Our KS2 choir runs every Wednesday between 3:15-4:00pm. We sing a wide range of music and have been fortunate enough to take part in lots of events including the Carlton Festival, the Barnsley Vocal Festival and Young Voices. Please enquire at the office if you would like your child to take part.