Each class has a music lesson within their weekly timetable. We have Bolton Music Service that comes into school each week to teach either Year 3 or Year 4 how to play a musical instrument. The children have been taught to play a range of instruments from the recorder, flute and ukulele. The children learning the instrument will perform every half term to the rest of the school and their families. Singing is also part of every music lesson. We also sing hymns in our daily worship. As a school we thoroughly enjoy singing together, whether it is in a music lesson or in daily worship. We have a vast selection of instrument including a full set of recorders, flutes and much more. We have an amazing music studio within school that each class has access to each week. It is a large space with microphones, instruments and a computer. As a school we currently use the online music scheme ‘Active Music Digital’ which supports pupils of each year group with developing their skills. The areas studied are Pitch, Singing games, Instrumental and Rhythm and pulse. We also offer a junior singing club which is the choir. This has been created for children who enjoy singing and performing regardless of their ability. The choir has performed in Blackburn Cathedral and King George’s Hall in Blackburn as part of a local big sing event. New this year another music club has been created for KS1, which allows the children to explore the sound of instruments, create music and gain confidence through performances within the weekly dinnertime club.
We aim to ensure that all pupils:
perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.