|At DBJA, we are aiming for all children to be confident musicians across all musical skills by the time they leave year 6. We will achieve this by ensuring:
Charanga is used to support Music in years 3, 4 and 6, covering a range of musical genres and allowing the children to speak expressively about music. If you wish to look at Charanga in more detail, here is the web link:
In Year 5 all children learn the guitar taught by Music Specialists from the LBBD Community Music Service, which the school buy into to create a robust music curriculum for our students. They will then have the opportunity to continue with the guitar into year 6 with lessons from the Music Service in school. Here is the web link for more information on this service:
Children listen and appraise music weekly with the opportunity to compose their own piece of music at the end of each term. All children are given the opportunity to perform either as part of an ensemble through Christmas Carol concerts, class assembly or playing the guitar to parents and carers. Year 6 also have an end of year performance to the school and parents which has included performances of a modern day Romeo and Juliet and Grease!
We also have weekly Music Assembly where the children learn key vocabulary, appraise a range of musical styles and learn different signing techniques such as rounds or echo.
Whole School Overview: Whole School Music Foundation Overview
Whole School Vocabulary: Music Vocabulary Years 1–6
Music Roadmap: MMC Progression of Knowledge and Skills Years 1-6