Music at Nine Acres engages, inspires and challenges pupils. It equips them with the knowledge and skills to appraise, perform and compose their musical experiences.
The music curriculum reflects the needs of our pupils and broadens and deepens their vocabulary. It develops greater oracy skills and helps them to self-regulate their emotions. Thus, improving their mental health.
In order for pupils to master their skills, we draw on the strength and expertise of local music services. This is to strengthen the core elements.
In EYFS, pupils are encouraged to confidently express themselves to music. They use a range of instruments to communicate feeling. Singing and listening to music and rhyme is an essential part of our early years curriculum. Pupils are encouraged and supported to perform a favourite song in groups or as a solo. This develops their confidence to perform for an audience.
In Key Stage 1, pupils explore the basic principles of rhythm, pulse and melody. Pupils have the opportunity to compose using a string instrument, the Ukulele.
In Key Stage 2, pupils build upon their initial Key Stage 1 skills with increasing confidence and control. They have opportunities to write accompaniments to familiar songs. In Years 3 and 4 pupils have the opportunity to further develop their mastery of the ukulele. In Year 5 and 6 pupils learn more about rhythm by learning how to play the drums, both individually and as a group.
We celebrate pupil’s enthusiasm for music through the opportunity to take part in annual nativities and end of year performances. Children take part in weekly whole-school singing.