'Without music, life would be a mistake.'
At Alumwell Junior School we make music an enjoyable learning experience. This is achieved through services brought in from Rock It Music, classroom-based activities, concerts and annual productions and singing assemblies. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children.
Singing lies at the heart of good music teaching. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen to and appreciate different forms of music.
All children learn instrumental techniques and will have opportunities to play keyboards and tuned/untuned percussion. As children get older, we expect them to maintain their concentration for longer, and to listen to more extended pieces of music.
Children develop descriptive skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent feelings and emotions. We teach them the disciplined skills of recognising pulse and pitch. We often teach these together. We also teach children to make music together, to understand musical notation, and to compose pieces.