What we say about Music at Dean Bank Primary School
Charlie – I like learning to play musical instruments.
Libby – We can also do music in recorder club after school.
Megan – I like singing the songs on Charanga.
At Dean Bank the intent of our music curriculum is to kindle a passion for music and performance in our pupils. We believe that music is an essential experience that should be enjoyable and accessible to all children. We want pupils to feel able, reflective and expressive, developing their own appreciation of music with the opportunities we provide at school. Pupils are actively encouraged and given the opportunity to learn to play musical instruments, from standard classroom instruments to instrumental lessons through a specialist music teacher. Through music lessons, pupils are involved in a range of musical opportunities, such as exploring sounds, listening actively, composing and performing. By following the ‘Charanga’ music programme, children are taught the building blocks of music whilst having fun and feeling part of a musical community with their peers, instilling confidence in their abilities.
Long Term Plan
Music in Action at Dean Bank
Year 2 Biggest Sing
Year 2 participated in the Young Voices Biggest Sing event which aimed to smash their own Guinness World Record™ for the Largest Simultaneous Sing Along. We joined children virtually from all over the UK, the US and the rest of the world to sing the iconic song ‘Lovely Day’ by Bill Withers with Billy Ocean, YolanDa Brown & Ruti, streamed live from The O2 arena. The event took place to raise vital funds in support of the children’s mental health charity, Place2Be. Music and singing are really important for mental health and we all loved taking part, especially in the fun body and vocal warm-ups before the event started.
Year 4 Guitar Lessons