Statement of Intent Music
At Christ the King Primary School, it is our intent that we make music an enjoyable learning experience. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to understand rhythm and follow a beat. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. Children develop descriptive language skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent different feelings, emotions and narratives. We also teach technical vocabulary such as volume, pitch, beat and rhythm and encourage children to discuss music using these terms.
Examples of Curriculum Music
Reception Class "rapping"
Year 1 Spring 1 - In The Groove
During Spring 1, Year 1 have covered the Charanga unit 'In The Groove'. We have listened to and appraised different styles of music, learnt to sing the song 'In The Groove', played glockenspiels to accompany the song and used the glockenspiels to improvise with the song. The following 3 videos show the singing, playing glockenspiels and improvisation.
Year 1 'Round and Round' - Spring 2
During Spring 2, Year 1 have covered the Charanga unit 'Round and Round'. We have listened to and appraised different styles of music, learnt to sing the song 'Round and Round', played glockenspiels to accompany the song and used the glockenspiels to improvise with the song. The following 4 videos show the singing, playing glockenspiels, improvising and all the elements put together.
CTK School Choir
The school has a well established choir who perform enthusiastically at a variety of events during the school year. We carol sing at the school Christmas Fair, in the town centre, in local care homes and for the last few years have accompanied a brass band at the official opening of the nativity scene in Burnley centre.
We have always enjoyed taking part in the Sing Together initiative run through Blackburn Cathedral with many other Lancashire schools; ending with a grand concert performance at King George's Hall in Blackburn where our choir take their place proudly on the stage with hundreds of other children to form a mega choir - the children love it!
This year Sing Together has been replaced by Let's Go Sing! which is another opportunity to perform together with other schools culminating in a performance at Blackburn Rovers football ground in April - we can't wait.
Thank you to Tom from the Let's Go Sing team who visited school on Monday morning to go through the first four songs - he was very complimentary about the children's singing, concentration and the technical answers they gave to his musical questions. Well done everyone.
Below are some of the songs we are learning so you can practise at home.
Our Time to Shine
Sing Yourself Happy
The Farm in Old Kentucky
We should be Recycling
Music in Me
T Rex Rocks
(with dance moves to learn!)