Music

Music is taught following the Charanga scheme of work. The units, come from the scheme and have been planned to ensure they cover all of the key subject content for each key stage in the National Curriculum. Music is taught in 3 half termly blocks spread out across the year. There are additional opportunities for singing, performance and enrichment activities throughout the year.

Each year group should aim to perform one ensemble piece during the year either on an instrument for a vocal/singing performance.

Through listening and appraising, games, singing, playing instruments, improvisation, composition and performing, pupils will experience the following musical genres.

 

 

KS1KS2
  • Old School Hip Hop
  • Blues
  • Latin
  • Folk
  • Funk
  • Baroque
  • Bhangra
  • Bossa Nova
  • Film music
  • Big Band
  • Jazz
  • South African styles
  • Reggae
  • Reggae
  • R&B
  • Western Classical
  • Musicals
  • Motown
  • Soul
  • ABBA 70s Pop
  • Gospel
  • Rock
  • African drumming
  • Grime
  • Classical
  • Bhangra
  • Tango
  • Latin Fusion


 

Year 1Year 2
  • Autumn – Hey you!
  • Spring – In the Groove
  • Summer – Round and Round
  • Autumn – Hands, Feet and Heart
  • Spring – Glockenspiel 1
  • Summer – Zootime
Year 3Year 4
  • Autumn – Three Little Birds
  • Spring – Glockenspiel 2
  • Summer – Let Your Sprit Fly
  • Autumn – Mammia Mia
  • Spring – Glockenspiel 3
  • Summer – Lean on Me
Year 5Year 6
  • Autumn – Don’t Stop Believin’
  • Spring – Drumming 1
  • Summer – Stop!
  • Autumn – Drumming 2
  • Spring – Livin’ on a Prayer
  • Summer – Year 6 leavers performance

At Northfield, we celebrate the following festivals:

  • Harvest
  • Diwali
  • Christmas
  • Chinese New Year
  • Easter
  • Vaisakhi
  • Eid

Each year group is encouraged to learn a song or respond to music to produce a dance about the festival and share this in a whole school celebration assembly.

At Northfield, we endeavour to provide additional musical opportunities outside of the main lessons through the arrangement of the following:

  • Whole school singing as part of assemblies and regular singing practise
  • Cross curricular listening and appraisal ( topic teaching and entrance/exit music in assemblies)
  • After school clubs
  • School choir
  • Orchestra Unwrapped ( 2 year groups per year)
  • Identification of talented pupils and challenge accordingly

Subject Policies/Plans

Subject Leader/s

Mr N Odedra

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