Music at RFPS
At RFPS, we believe it is very important for children to enjoy music, be able to keep a rhythm and join in with singing. We also believe it is good to encourage every child to learn to play a musical instrument.
Reception children learn to play the steel pans, introducing them to a tuned percussion instrument.
Year One children learn to play the ukulele, introducing them to a string instrument.
Year Two children learn to play the recorder, introducing them to a woodwind instrument.
All our children have music every week taught by our specialist music teacher Mrs Cotton.
This musical learning over the year, culminated with a fantastic end of year music assembly where our children confidently performed using both their instruments and their voices to a hall filled with proud parents, grandparents and friends. It was a lovely celebration of the year’s learning.
Have a listen to some of the clips from the assembly below…
Our Curriculum Aims
At RFPS, our music curriculum is tailored to the needs of our children and incorporates our desire for all children to have regular access to learning a musical instrument but the overall ultimate aims are those identified in the National Curriculum.
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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