Welcome to our Music Page
Every child at Eastbury Community Primary School engages in quality music education from Year 1 until the end of KS2 in Year 6. Music is used to enhance teaching of the core curriculum in addition to being taught as a stand-alone subject. In KS1 and KS2, pupils participate in weekly music assemblies and a one hour curriculum music lesson (KS2) or a half hour curriculum music lesson (KS1) with the Borough Music Teachers.
“Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon”
National Curriculum Music (2014)
Overall the objectives of teaching music in our school are to enable children to:
- Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
- Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
- Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
Every child has the opportunity to join a music club throughout the year. The most popular clubs are Singing are Rock Steady. Eastbury Community Primary also works closely with our local Music Hub to provide quality and engaging learning experiences.
Home Learning Links
Click on the Home School tab for a range of activities. We would highly recommend the Kitchen Drums activities - they are lots of fun.
- ABC Music
- https://www.classicsforkids.com/ This site is jam packed full of games, quizzes and activities. I would particularly recommend the Composing Game (See instructions for use below) and the Match the Rhythm game.
- https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner : Every week they release a song a day for you to learn to sing and some suggested activities to accompany them.
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/get-creative-with-classical-music-at-home/z6tqqp3 You can select pieces of music to watch and listen to being played by an orchestra on this site. They also have some suggestions for how to get arty with some of the pieces. In my experience, children LOVE watching the orchestra performances. There are some beautiful pieces of music on here, both classical and modern!
Music Curriculum Documents