Music Co-ordinator – Mrs Clare Webb
Link Governor – Mrs Tracy Furnival
Early Years Foundation Stage
All areas of the curriculum are addressed through the seven Areas of Learning in the Foundation Stage. This is implemented by planning in a cross curricular approach, allowing children to either access them as a child initiated activity or an adult-led activity.
Music Curriculum Years 1-6
Children will be taught to:
- Listen and appraise
- Play musical games
- Play instruments including glockenspiel, recorder, ukulele, keyboards and untuned percussion
- Play by ear and begin to read musical notation
Lessons will be linked to the topic the children are currently studying with their class teacher where possible. Other units of work will stand alone.
Children in Year 3 and 4 are taught to play a musical instrument with a specialist music teacher from Entrust.
A Whole School Approach
At Ravensmead we are a ‘Singing school!’ We regularly sing together as staff and pupils in class, in hymn practice and assemblies.
Music is central to school life at Ravensmead with lots of opportunities to create a real WOW factor! Children will perform at various points during the year: in class assemblies, Harvest festivals, Carol services, Christmas Productions and Summer Productions.
We are very excited to take part in the Young Voices concerts series at Manchester Arena. Young Voices are the largest school choir concerts in the world! Find out more at www.youngvoices.co.uk
Children are given opportunities to learn to play the recorder in lunchtime recorder clubs.
We offer Key Stage 2 children opportunities to learn to play the flute, clarinet and guitar in small groups with specialist music teachers from Entrust Music and Performing Arts Services.
Christmas Production Songs
1. The One God’s Chosen
2. The Streets of Bethlehem
3. There is a Stable
4. Peace and Love to all Mankind
5. The First Christmas
6. Bad King Herod
7. Everybody Sing Along