The Music Curriculum
Throughout KS2 children will study the history of Western Music:
Year 3 - Medieval
Year 4 - Renaissance and Baroque
Year 5 - Classical and Romantic
Year 6 - 20th Century
At St Nicholas, we aim for every child to: -
Music is central to the creative life of the school and is taught by a specialist music teacher, Mrs Wells.
Reception follow their own EYFS scheme for music where the children sing traditional songs and learn the basics of music making
Key Stage 1 follow a scheme that incorporates parts of the Jolly Music scheme. The children are actively involved in singing, moving to music, listening and responding with movement and percussion. Key Stage 1 children all learn to play the ocarina.
Key Stage 2 follow a “sing, play or explore, listen” structure each lesson. Their learning involves all children learning to play the keyboard from simple melodies to chords. They listen to music from a range of genres and learn the history of Western music throughout their time in Key Stage 2.
As well as music lessons, each key stage has a sung worship session where they rehearse the worship songs sung in assemblies.