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Cawston Grange Primary School

Excellence, Respect, Friendship

Music

'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.'

(Music Programme of Study – DfE 2013)

 

At Cawston Grange Primary School we aim to provide our children with a variety of musical experiences from which they can learn to appreciate and appraise an eclectic mix of musical pieces from different genres, historical periods and artists from around the world. Through these opportunities, we hope to inspire children to create their own music and explore how their voices and instruments can create various sounds that can be altered in pitch, tempo and dynamics. They will learn to play and sing a diverse range of songs and pieces from other artists as well as compose pieces of their own. This will then lead to opportunities for them to perform to others in order to celebrate achievements and develop their confidence as musicians.

 

                                                                                
                                                                                              

Vocabulary Progression in Music

Lunar New Year - Dragon Dance

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The Dolphins have been learning about the Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year celebrations! We watched professional Chinese Dragon/Lion dances online and talked about the music and ways of moving to the music. We created our own dragon puppets inspired by the incredible dancers in China.
Here are two girls who worked together to create their puppet and wanted to perform their very own dragon dance for the class! They did it without music first and then decided they needed music to make it more authentic... we watched both as a class and learnt about 'tempo' - how fast or slow music goes!

Lunar New Year - Dragon Dance Final Performance!

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Reading from musical notation - Year 4 Dec 2021

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At the end of their glockenspiel unit, some of Year 4 played a familiar tune using musical notation (the choreography was unscripted!).

Year 6 Jaguars have been using musical instruments to accompany 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams 14.10.21

In Reception, we have learnt to listen, appraise and move freely to music and explore with musical sounds and patterns using tuned and un-tuned instruments.

In Year 2, we have been learning to play the steels pans as part of our Jamaican topic!

Playing musical instruments to The Friendship Song!

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Come on England!

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Year 4 taking part in the "Warwickshire Sings!" initiative

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Year 4 improvising to "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers

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Learning the Sign Language version of "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers

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Year 6 composing on tuned and untuned percussion 2019-2020

Tuned accompaniment to "You've got a Friend" - Year 6 2019-2020

Year 5 enjoying composing their own music using a range of instruments. 2019-2020

Feeling the rhythm in Reception! 2019-2020

A little Christmas number for you from some of our children in Reception! 2019-2020

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