Children learn to listen carefully and respond physically to a wide range of music. They play musical instruments and sing a variety of songs from memory, adding accompaniments and creating short compositions, with increasing confidence, imagination and control. They explore and enjoy how sounds and silence can create different moods and effects and begin to use simple notation.
Children have opportunities to explore a range of multi cultural topics through the medium of dance and drama.
Whole school assemblies tend to focus on spiritual, moral social and cultural development and prepare all children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. There is an emphasis on developing the principles for distinguishing between right and wrong, developing respect and a caring attitude towards themselves, others and the environment.
Any parents wishing to exercise their rights in relation to children’s involvement in all or part of Religious Education and Collective Worship should make their views known to the Headteacher. Any alternative provision arrangements will be discussed and agreed with parents on an individual basis.
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
On Friday 11TH July Steve, Fraser and Andy of We3 (a group that uses no instruments, just their voices) visited Roxbourne. They took workshops with the upper school covering singing, rhythm and beat-boxing. Many thanks to Harrow Harmony for their donation and to parents for giving so generously at the Music in May concert, all of which helped to fund the visit. The children had a fantastic time and learnt several new skills!
Have a look at these video clips below to see what we got up to.