Throughout their time learning at Mary Bassett School, children are supported to explore key questions and encouraged to children to explore, create and perform a range of musical pieces. Using Charanga learning resources as a basis, teachers plan for children to have routine opportunities to listen, appraise, learn, improvise and perform a range of vocal and instrumental pieces with influences from music from a range of cultures, genres and time periods. They develop their musical vocabulary to confidently and accurately appraise pieces by others and their own work. As their journey through the school progresses, children will be supported to express and record their creative ideas using a range of percussion instruments. In Key Stage Two children are taught how to play a tuned instrument and are introduced to basic musical notation.
Pre-covid 19, the school was visited by a number of private peripatetic teachers that offer lessons in guitar, piano, violin and woodwind for children that wish to extend their learning beyond their music lessons. Weekly singing assemblies and after-school choir rehearsals provided children with further regular opportunities to sing together and develop performance skills. Pupil’s progress and talent was celebrated throughout the year during performances within class, class assemblies and year group productions. We will return to these learning and celebration opportunities as government advice allows.
Curriculum learning for each year group in Music lessons is outlined below. The progression of children's skills and knowledge in Music is outlined in the MBLS Learning Scale. If you have any queries regarding how any aspect of Music is taught in your child’s year group then please contact their class teacher in the first instance.
Music teaching at The Mary Bassett Lower School is coordinated by Mrs Bawden.
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