“We have a song to sing, It has a simple melody, There is life in our unity, There’s hope in our song!”
At Lingdale, children will learn a love of music, regardless of whether they are creating music or listening and responding to it. They will recognise music as a means of communication and self-expression which is individual, creative and dynamic and a valuable means of staying in touch with their emotions. This of course means, that performance is key to every aspect of music in our school.
We encourage all children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up their passion for music, self-confidence and sense of achievement. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune individually and as part of a group, play tuned and untuned musical instruments with increasing control, fluency and expression. A varied diet of music from different periods, genres, styles and traditions ensures our children understand that music truly represents every voice in our diverse world.
As children progress through the school they will increasingly understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated through the interrelated dimensions of music: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and musical notation. By Key stage 2 children will begin to improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.
Selected year groups across the school have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument by Tees Valley Music Service. This is something that is additional to their weekly charanga lesson and is provided by the music partnership. Children spend the first few weeks learning about the instrument they are going to play and also have a chance to practice the notes and rhythm. Pupils have the opportunity to perform for teachers and families in celebration assemblies.
Click here for our two-year-cycle for music