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Music

We hope to inspire a love of music at the very beginning of our children’s journey through school as we believe a good music curriculum can raise self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

Music is explored over a range of subject areas giving pupils an opportunity to learn songs of increasing complexity, experience beat and rhythm and use of tuned and unturned instruments.  

Children are given to the opportunity to learn violin with a trained violin teacher. We love to gather together to celebrate and share our creative talents.

We regularly perform collaboratively and solo to parents through Christmas plays, assemblies and masses.

An understanding of how music is composed and created is learnt through composing our own music exploring pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations. Depth is added to this knowledge through listening to a range of music from different historical and cultural backgrounds looking at great music composers and musicians. 

Storytelling through song

Storytelling through song 1

The Blaydon Races

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Mr Lennox came in this afternoon as part of Storytelling week to show us how stories can be told through song. We heard about the Trimdon Colliery Disaster and talked a lot about the history of mining in our area. We also heard the Blaydon Races and had a good go at singing it ourselves. 

Learning sea shanties with Mr Flynn

Learning sea shanties with Mr Flynn 1
Learning sea shanties with Mr Flynn 2
Learning sea shanties with Mr Flynn 3
Learning sea shanties with Mr Flynn 4

Long Term Planning Overview

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