At Orchard Primary Academy we aim to ensure that we provide a high quality Music education that engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music. Through our teaching, we expect that children's self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement increases from their talent as musicians. As pupil's progress through Orchard they will develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and listen with discrimination to a wide range of music genres.
Throughout the teaching of Music, we aim for all children to have an appreciation for a music genre. We enable children to use Music as a time to foster their creativity, self – esteem and self-regulation. It is hoped that through well taught and exciting music lessons some children will be inspired to take up further musical enrichment opportunities.
These are the musical focuses that are covered throughout pupils' time at Orchard Primary Academy;
|Key Stage||Cycle||Autumn Term 1||Autumn Term 2||
|Hey You!||Rhythm in the Way you Walk||In the Groove|
Hands, Feet, Heart
|Ho Ho Ho||I Want to Play in a Band|
|A||Let Your Spirit Fly||Friendship Song||Three Little Birds|
|B||Mamma Mia!||Glock 2||Stop|
|A||Livin' on a Prayer||Blackbird||Make You Feel My Love|
|B||I'll be There||Jazz 2||A New Year Carol|
|Key Stage||Cycle||Spring Term 2||Summer Term 1||Summer Term 2|
|A||Round and Round||Your Imagination||Performance Practice|
|B||Zootime||Glock 1||Performance Practice|
|A||Dragon Song||Bring Us Together||Performance Practice|
|B||Lean on Me||Jazz 1||Performance Practice|
|A||Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire||Dancing in the Street||Performance Practice|
|B||Happy||You've got a Friend||Performance Practice|
As pupils progress through the academy they will develop their Musical Knowledge and Understanding in different key areas. Throughout their time at Orchard Academy children will cover the following areas;
- Listen and Appraise
- Musical Games
- Playing Instruments
At the beginning of every topic the children will be introduced to their focus song. These are either classic songs or recent chart hits. They will spend a large amount of time discussing this song and using the relevant vocabulary to describe it. They will then complete a range of vocal and breathing warm up exercises, prior to learning the lyrics. The children will show clear evidence of progression to their class teacher from the beginning to the end of the topic, by improving their understanding and knowledge of each song.
Please find a document below that shows the progression of Music Knowledge and Skills from Years 1 to 6;