At Radcliffe on Trent Infant and Nursery School we know that music promotes positivity, self confidence and a sense of community. Therefore, we believe that it should be part of our everyday practice, whether through singing assemblies, extra curricular activities, physical activity or music lessons.
In the Foundation Stage we sing a variety of songs and explore the different sounds of instruments. We create movements in response to music and make up our own rhythms. We learn to represent our own ideas, thoughts and feelings through music and dance.
In Key Stage 1 the children learn to use their voices to sing expressively through learning songs and chants linked to their topic. They begin to develop an awareness of music (pitch, duration, tempo, timbre, texture, structure) through listening to a range of live and recorded music and exploring and playing tuned and untuned instruments. We have just purchased a class set of glockenspiels that we are looking forward to using in our lessons.
We use Charanga to support our music teaching, this is an online scheme provided by Nottinghamshire Music hub with lots of visual aids and interactive resources to support our children's learning about music. Our curriculum is further enriched with 'Drumba' in Year 1 and learning to play the ukulele in Year 2.
We have a wonderful school choir that perform regularly at events at school and in the community. We also take part in the annual Young Voices concert where thousands of children come together to jointly perform a selection of songs. We are looking forward to going to the Sheffield arena In January 2020.
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