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Music

In Early Years, at first we look at voice sounds, body sounds and sounds in the environment with the aim of developing listening skills. The children have the opportunuty to explore a variety of tuned and un-tuned instruments during their self-initiated activities both indoors and outdoors. We investigate musical patterns and the understanding of the steady beat, for example, playing percussion instruments whilst singing a variety of songs. We also aim for the children to have an appreciation of a variety of different styles of music including classical, folk and music from other cultures. Giving the children opportunity to move to and interpret the music.

In Years 1 and 2, the children have the opportunity to use their voices in different ways learning a variety of songs based on various themes. They too have the opportunity to use a variety of tuned and un-tuned musical instruments, exploring simple rhythmic and melodic patterns. The Hants music service come in to work with Year 2 children and parents are invited in to listen to their performance, for example, using the African drums.

In Years 3 to 6, the children continue to learn a variety of songs with the focus of singing in tune and with a sense of control. Ms Smith holds a choir each Tuesday after school, the children have the opportunity to perform at different venues, for example, the Christmas performance at the barracks. The children have the opportunity to explore a variety of musical instruments including instruments from other cultures.

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