At Ellingham and Woodton Federation, we aim to provide a high-quality music curriculum which engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and a deepening understanding of music.
Throughout our curriculum, children are taught about the elements of music through singing, listening, performing, composing and improvising activities.
During their at school, pupils will experience a range of different musical genres, composers and music from different traditions and culture. The children will also learn about how music has developed through history.
By the end of KS2 the children have been introduced to a wide variety of music, have begun to develop and express their own musical interests, be accepting of different musical tastes and have the confidence in their own ability as musicians.
Our music curriculum follows the National Curriculum and is enriched with support from Norfolk Music Hub and Charanga.
Singing is something that all children will experience in a range of ways at Ellingham VC and Woodon Primary Federation. The children will understand the importance of warming up their voice and the affect that breathing and posture can have on their singing. They will experience singing in a range of different contexts: as part of collective worship, in class, at the local church, for school productions and for other events. The children will have opportunities to sing solo, as part of a duet and as part of an ensemble. They will experience a range of different genres, rhythms and harmonies.
The children will be able to talk about different elements that identifies a piece of music to a genre. Pupils will be able to listen to music with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory. They will talk about how the music sounds and how it makes them feel.
All pupils will have experience of playing a range of instruments and have an understanding of the sounds that different instruments make. They will play a range of musical instruments in small groups and as part of larger ensembles. As they develop the children will have an increasing understanding of musical notation and how it impacts how an instrument is played.
The children will have experience of performing to an audience in both solo and group contexts; sharing their knowledge and skills by performing in different contexts: for their class, for parents and for wider audiences. All pupils will play instruments and use their voices with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression as they progress through the school. They will have experience of listening to both recorded and live music. Pupils will know how to create their own music through experimenting, exploring, improvising and composing.