Through the music curriculum at Amble Links we want our pupils to know that everyone can be 'musical'. By 'keeping it simple' and focusing predominantly on singing and learning to play the Ocarina, the children will gain more depth and more breadth in their musical learning. They will be able to listen to music carefully and use their voices and play instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
The purpose of Music in the National Curriculum is to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talents as musicians therefore increasing self-confidence, creativity and a sense of achievement. The curriculum aims for all pupils to perform, listen to and review music; learn to sing and use their own voices to create and compose music; and understand the dimensions of music including pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture structure and appropriate musical notations.
At Amble Links First School children in Key Stages 1 & 2 learn to play the Ocarina and also take part in a weekly singing lesson led by Rosie Midgely, an external singing teacher. The children listen to and discuss a range of music genres.
A progression of their learning for each half term can be found below.