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Music

 

At Haughmond Federation, children use The Charanga Musical School scheme, which provides pupils with exciting week-by-week lessons, delivered by their class teacher. In line with the curriculum for music and guidance from Ofsted, Charanga gives pupils chance to develop their performance technique, use and understand musical notation, listen to a range of music and develop their understanding of the history of music. Pupils focus on a topic, or piece of music. They then go onto developing their listening, improvisation and instrument skills, including the voice. Children have loved taking part in these dynamic music lessons, with the rest of the their class, with progression shown as they move from one year to the next.

 

Year group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

EYFS 1

Well Known Songs

Action Songs

Number Songs

EYFS 2

Our World

Cross-curricular and topic-based focus: Our World - explore: animals, jungle, minibeasts, night and day, sand and water, seaside, seasons, weather, sea, space

Link to Federation Question-Where in the World?

 

My Stories

Cross-curricular and topic-based focus: My Stories - explore: using your imagination, Christmas, Festivals, Fairies, Pirates, Treasure, Superheroes, Let's pretend, Once upon a time

Big Bear Funk

Big Bear Funk - A Transition Unit: 1. Listen and Appraise 2. Musical Activities - learn about the interrelated dimensions of music through singing, improvising and playing classroom instruments 3. Perform and Share

KS1 A or

 single

year 1

Hands Feet Heart

This is a six-week Unit of Work. All the learning is focused around one song: Hands, Feet, Heart. The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked. As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise different styles of South African music. 

Link to Federation Question-Where in the World?

Link to Science- identifying parts of a human body

Link to PSHCE- What is the same and different about us?

Charanga Topic Collection- Journeys- extra songs to enhance/support Journey theme.

In the Groove

Six different styles of music used here - Blues, Latin, Folk, Funk, Baroque, Bhangra that link to history, geography, countries and cultures. Ourselves. Historical context of musical styles.

Link to Historical Highlights- looking at history the various pieces and viewing them on a timeline.

Charanga Topic Collection- Different places- within this topic is a unit called Castles, which will link  with the federation theme.

 

Your Imagination

This is a song about using your imagination.

This unit contains all the classic teaching resources you would expect but with upgrades. These include new Listen & Appraise apps; new progressive Warm-up Games, Flexible Games and improvisation resources

Link to PSHCE- How can we look after each other and the world?

Charanga Topic Collection- Growing and Us- extra songs to enhance/support Global Gardens theme/plants and seeds in science.

 

KS1  or

 single

year 2

 

Friendship Song

·          How are we kind to our friends?

● Are we kind to new people that come to our school?

● We are all different and that is brilliant, let’s celebrate that.

● Kindness

● Respect - be respectful of one another, wherever you are from, wherever you live, whomever you love

● Friendship

● Peace

● Listen to one another

● Happiness

● Welcome new people and new ideas

● Acceptance - accept everybody

● The environment

● Music from around the world

● People from around the world

● New ideas and cultures to learn about and get to know

PSHCE link- What makes a good friend?

Charanga Topic Collection- Animals- extra songs to enhance/support science lessons.

I Wanna play in a band

I Wanna Play In A Band is a Rock song written especially for children. In this song you learn about singing and playing together in an ensemble.

As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise classic Rock songs.

Link to Federation Theme- Historical Highlights- listening to music from different eras

Charanga Topic Collection- Great Composers-Baroque Period- Music from the era linked to the Great Fire of London. Aimed to enhance/support teaching. Can the children listen to selected pieces and imagine being in London at that time? What instruments can they hear?

 

Reflect,Rewind, Replay (Year 2)

This Unit of Work consolidates the learning that has occurred during the year. All the learning is focused around revisiting songs and musical activities, a context for the History of Music and the beginnings of the Language of Music.

 

PSHCE Link- Reflecting on the songs from the year and how they made us feel. How do different pieces of music make us feel?

Charanga Topic Collection- Changes/Moving on- songs to enhance/support both RE and Music sessions. Activities to consolidate learning and vocabulary used over the year. Links to Changes unit in RE.

 

Year 3

Carol service singing

Let Your Spirit Fly

This is a six-week Unit of Work. All the learning is focused around one song: Let Your Spirit Fly. The unit includes, games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked.

Topic includes, Historical context of musical styles including R and B, musicals, Motown and Soul

Three Little Birds

This is a six-week Unit of Work. All the learning is focused around one song: Three Little Birds. The unit includes games, elements of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc.), singing and playing instruments are all linked

Topic includes, Animals, Jamaica, poetry and the historical context of musical styles

Link to Federation Question – Dear Planet

Year 4

Carol service singing

Mamma Mia

This is a six-week Unit of Work. All the learning is focused around one song: Mamma Mia. The unit includes games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked.

Topic includes, structure of songs linked to literacy. Music and styles of the 70s and 80s, analysing performance, Sweden as a country

Lean on Me

This is a six-week Unit of Work. All the learning is focused around one song: Lean On Me.

Topic includes Gospel in its historical context eg from Beethoven to slavery, Elvis to the Urban Gospel of Beyoncé and different choirs like the London Community Gospel Choir. Analysing performance.

Year 5                  

Living On a Prayer - Bryan Adams

This is a six-week Unit of Work. All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: Livin’ On A Prayer.

The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked. Children will listen and appraise other classic rock songs.

Topic includes How rock music developed from the Beatles onwards. Analysing performance.

Fresh Prince of Bel Air

This is a six-week Unit of Work. All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. The unit includes games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked

Topic includes the option to make up (compose) own rap or words to the existing rap, that could link to any topic in school, graffiti art, literacy, breakdancing and 80s Hip hop culture in general. Historical context of musical styles.

Dancing In the Street

All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: Dancing In The Street by Martha And The Vandellas. The unit includes games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked

Topic includes The history of Motown and its importance in the development of Popular music. Civil rights.

Year 6

Happy

All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: Happy, a Pop song by Pharrell Williams. The material presents as an intergrate approach to music.

Topic includes What makes us happy? Video/project with musical examples.

A New Year Carol

A Friday Afternoons song by Benjamin Britten.

This is a six-week Unit of Work that builds on previous learning. Other learning within the unit gives your class the opportunity to research Benjamin Britten’s life and to listen to many of his other works through links to Fridayafternoonsmusic.co.uk

Topic includes Literacy and history, Britten100. org, www.fridayafternoons.co.uk. The historical context of Gospel music and Bhangra.

 

Reflect, Rewind, Replay

This Unit of Work consolidates the learning that has occurred during the year. All the learning is focused around revisiting songs and musical activities, a context for the History of Music and the beginnings of the Language of Music.

 

 

The federation are lucky to have a specialist peripatetic music teacher. Mrs Allen- Brown comes to both schools in the federation on a Wednesday, where the children sing songs and have the opportunity to use a variety of musical instruments. Mrs Allen- Brown links her lessons to the topics being covered in school, as well as using key musical vocabulary. There is also an opportunity for the children to join an after school music club.

Both schools in the federation have been awarded the Music Mark Award for 2020-2021. This is due to the emphasis both schools place on the importance of Music in the curriculum. We believe that all children have the right to access a varied and rich musical curriculum, and have the opportunity to respond to and appraise music from other cultures.

As well as the children receiving their weekly lesson from Mrs Allen-Brown, we also use a dedicated music scheme in school to futher extend the children’s knowledge and understanding of the subject.

 

Musical Key Vocabulary

Community Grant

The federation was very lucky to recently receive a £1000 community grant for the Tesco bag for life scheme. The money has helped us to purchase a wide range of musical instruments in class sets, to further enhance their learning alongside the Charanga scheme.