At Rocks Park we aim to inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. We ensure children develop knowledge and skills within the four main areas outlined in the Model Music Curriculum singing, listening, composing and performing. Singing is an integral part of life at Rocks Park through assemblies and with children being given the opportunity to perform at a variety of events throughout the school year.

Music is taught using Charanga to support our teachers to deliver an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning. At Rocks Park we have adopted the Charanga Model Music Curriculum

Charanga Long Term Model Music Plan adopted by Rocks Park.pdf

The teaching of music is divided into three main areas in terms of the knowledge, skills and outcomes the children achieve.

Area 1: Listening and responding to music

Area 2: Understanding and using the language of music

Area 3: Developing performance awareness and skills.

This document illustrates what outcomes our children are aiming for at the end of each year group and the progression of each area throughout the school.

Knowledge, Skills and Learning Progression by Year Group.pdf

This feeds into the progression of Knowledge and Skills map that we have adopted from Charanga. This is broken down into eight further areas of music.

·   Musicianship: the understanding of music

·   Listening

·   Singing

·   Notation

·   Playing Instruments

·   Creating: Improvising

·   Creating: Composing

·   Performing

This documents demonstrates the particular skills that will be taught through the Charanga Model Music Curriculum Scheme in each area and across each year group.

Progression of Knowledge and Skills Years 1 - 6.pdf

Finally, we have the Activity based knowledge, skills and learning aims by musical element map to support our teachers when delivering the music curriculum. The musical areas covered in this document all link back to the eight areas of music and are referenced throughout and to the three main areas of study.

They are:

·   Pulse/ beat/ metre

·   Rhythm

·   Pitch (melody)

·   Tempo

·   Dynamics

·   Timbre

·   Texture

·   Structure

This document illustrates the progression of skills for children in each of these areas across the school.

(Activity based knowledge, skills and learning aims by musical element)

Activity Based Knowledge, Skills and Learnig Aims by Musical Element.pdf

Music in the Early Years focuses on four of the eight areas of music: Listening, Singing, Composing, Performing

Within this the knowledge we focus on is: Pulse/ beat, Rhythm, Pitch (melody), Tempo

This links intrinsically to our phonics teaching in the Early Years.

Songs to practice for assembly:

I'm still standing

Ain't no Mountain High Enough

This is the beatboxing 'bootie, clapetty'

And this is what real Beatboxers are like

the beat boxing starts after about 3 minutes.

Music National Curriculum.pdf