Statement of Intent
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
Year 1 'Hey You!' - Autumn 1 2023
During Autumn 1 2023, Year 1 have covered the Charanga unit 'Hey You!'. We have listened to and appraised different styles of music, learnt to sing and rap the song 'Hey You!', played glockenspiels to accompany the song and used the glockenspiels to improvise with the song. The following videos show the singing, the playing of glockenspiels, and the song with all the elements for this unit.
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!