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Forestdale Primary School

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MUSIC

Music Curriculum

 

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

Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark