At Willingdon Primary School, our aim is to teach music through a collaborative approach that includes all. We aim to promote, in all our pupils from EYFS to Year 6, an appreciation and enjoyment of music in its many styles, forms and traditions. Children are encouraged to experiment and improvise through sound, analyse music of other cultures and evaluate their musical experiences using the inter-related dimensions of music. Furthermore, high-quality music lessons are delivered using a combination of prior knowledge and key concepts from the National Curriculum.
Knowledge Organisers for Term 1 2023-2024
- T1 - Yr 1 Knowledge Organiser
- T1 - Yr 2 Knowledge Organiser
- T1 - Yr 3 Knowledge Organiser
- T1 - Yr 4 Knowledge Organiser
- T1 - Yr 5 Knowledge Organiser
- T1 - Yr 6 Knowledge Organiser
Charanga resources and the expertise of music specialists from the local Secondary School support the teaching of music across the school. In addition, visiting peripatetic music teachers offer individual and group music lessons, which cover the four musical instrument families. Instrumental lessons on offer include:
Violin (String) – Elizabeth Bux - firstname.lastname@example.org
Saxophone (Woodwind) – Max Hale - email@example.com
Trumpet (Brass) – Marcus Plant - firstname.lastname@example.org
Drumkit (Percussion) – Grant Allardyce - email@example.com
As part of our extra-curricular and cultural capital aims, our pupils can join a number of musical ensembles including: Willingdon School Choir, Sign Choir, Samba Club and Musical Theatre Club – to name a few. A clear passion for music is evident across our school, therefore all children are given the opportunity to perform in external and internal music concerts throughout the year to showcase what they have learnt in the classroom.