Orchard Primary Academy

Orchard
Primary Academy

Dream Big and Dare to Fail

Music

Intent

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.

 

Implementation

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

Spring Term

1

KS1

A

Hey You! Rhythm in the Way you Walk In the Groove

B

Hands, Feet, Heart 

Ho Ho Ho I Want to Play in a Band

 

LKS2

A Let Your Spirit Fly Friendship Song Three Little Birds
B Mamma Mia! Glock 2 Stop

 

UKS2

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

 

KS1

A Round and Round Your Imagination Performance Practice
B Zootime Glock 1 Performance Practice

 

LKS2

A Dragon Song Bring Us Together Performance Practice
B Lean on Me Jazz 1 Performance Practice

 

UKS2

A Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire Dancing in the Street Performance Practice
B Happy You've got a Friend Performance Practice

 Impact

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
  • Singing 
  • Playing Instruments
  • Improvisation
  • Composition
  • Perform/Share

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;

Click Here - Music Knowledge and Understanding Progression Document