Music at Eppleton

Our vision of music at Eppleton Academy Primary is that music lessons are interactive and aim to foster a passion for music in children of all abilities. Our aspiration is that every child adopts a lifelong love of music. The children participate in singing, tuned and untuned percussion work, composition, and listening to live and recorded music. All children are taught the skills to be able to compose using musical instruments. When the children are ready, musical notation is taught and children are taught correct musical terminology eg rhythm, melody, pitch and dynamics. During their music lessons, they will also be learning songs from a range of musical styles and from different era. We also welcome visitors whenever possible so children can listen to live music. Singing is a highly important part of our week. Weekly singing assemblies take place to teach children how to sing and build up a repertoire of songs. We have a school choir which performs at whole school events and in our community.

“We want the children of Eppleton to see music as fun, creative, a way to express themselves and increase confidence".

What would a typical Music lesson look like?

Our music lessons allow children to listen to and give their opinions on a range of musical genres and styles such as pop, folk, hip-hop, jazz and classical. They take part in games and activities via a digital learning platform to develop their understanding of how music is composed. Each half term, the children learn to sing or play the music to accompany a different song with a focus on rehearsing and performing. They are given time to practise the skills needed to perform. Children at Eppleton are also exposed to musical vocabulary in order to help them express themselves confidently.

 

Where are resources and lessons planned from?

 

All lessons are planned using the National Curriculum; we use Charanga to facilitate the planning and to ensure progression of our music curriculum. This in turn helps to support our teachers.

 

 

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This website allows children to see and hear a range of musical instruments that are played in an orchestra. There is information about how the instruments are made, played, which family they are part of as well as activities such as make your own instrument at home.

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