At Forestdale we want ALL children, including SEND, to be inspired to learn how to appreciate and play music. All children play the Ukulele (in Years 3/4*) and the Flute (Years 5/6*). By the end of Year 6 they are expected to be able to read and play from music notation.
*Year 4 and Year 6 Elective
Forestdale follow the National Curriculum for Music which can be found at:
The progression of children is mapped across year groups from Year 1 to Year 6 for the following areas: Singing; listening, memory and movement; controlling rhythm and pulse; exploring sounds, melody and accompaniment; control of instruments; composition; reading and writing notation; performance skills; evaluating and appraising; and vocabulary.
See Curriculum Progression Map document for detail.
Children will visit a variety types of music over the year groups:
- Year 1 – Classical, Folk and Country, African
- Year 2 – Folk, Country, Samba, Indian
- Year 3 - Variety with Ukulele
- Year 4 – Modern, Jazz, Rock
- Year 5 – Variety with Flute
- Year 6 – Modern, Blues
Awards we have received so far.