Music

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Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression and it can play an important part in the personal development of people. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in.

At Rudston Primary School we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Furthermore, we encourage children to listen and reflect on a wide variety of music; considering how music has developed over time, enriching their musical environments. This is supported by our online music scheme, Charanga which is used in class across the school.

Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music can also be a highly academic and demanding subject. It also plays an important part in helping children feel part of a community. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music. We encourage children to access instruments where possible and engage musical activities with freedom to support creativity. Using technology, we can access new, exciting and accessible music applications to compose, produce and perform; the key elements of music.

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Extra Curricular

We offer children a opportunities to take part in music throughout our curriculum and through extra curricular activities. Children have the opportunity to work with peripatetic teachers and we have music technology club and the choir available so children can continue their musical development through these enriching activities.

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Workshops and Visits

Where possible, we offer children the possibility to engage with workshops in school or to go on trips to music venues such as the Philharmonic Hall. We are fortunate enough to live in a city that is built on music and we harness this where possible. Music workshops can enrich children’s musical experience yet, during culture weeks, can further their cultural understanding.

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Performances

At Rudston, we encourage children to express their musical understanding and abilities through performances. Where possible, our choir and children who attend music sessions will perform during assemblies or events and thoroughly enjoy these opportunities. During lessons, children are encouraged to perform regularly to support confidence and developing musical understanding.

Every child has the opportunity to perform in front of an audience through the Christmas productions and music is often explored and utilised during our Class Assemblies. Singing is recognised as vital to our Music curriculum and through these opportunities and Charanga, our children are encouraged to sing often, supporting not only their musical development but their wellbeing, with many children noting that singing makes them smile and feel happy.

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Music links

We encourage children to listen to varied styles and genres of music. Children encounter Classical music in school to support them in their concentration and for calming techniques, alongside their musical learning. We use Classical100.org in school, a completely free website that can be accessed with 100 of the greatest classical pieces of music as well as a wealth of information of songs, pieces and composers.

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We created a school composition for the Leon and the Place Between project using GarageBand and audio recordings. Please check this out below, we are really proud of our composition as it shows how we brought the story to life.

 

Music Technology club access a variety of applications and we are pleased to share our compositions and loops online

Digital Literacy allows children to access and further develop their understanding of these applications, with many of the jingles and pieces used on our radio broadcasts, showing purpose for our musical creations. Check out some of these on the Radio Rudston website page.

 

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