What does Music at St Mark's look like?
We know that music promotes positivity, self-confidence and a sense of community. Therefore, we believe that it should be a part of our everyday practise, whether through singing assemblies, extra-curricular activities or music lessons.
Throughout their time here, the children will develop their knowledge and understanding of the different dimensions of music(rhythm, tone, pitch) through composing and performing music linked to their topic, in addition to exploring music from other countries, cultures and that of great composers. The children will learn how to read and record staff notation. In year 3, the children will learn how to play the ukulele and in Year 5, a brass instrument through whole-class tuition. This is led by a music specialist, who will continue to develop the skills of reading and writing notation. This is all paid for by school as part of our continued music provision.
We also have great links with the music department at Bournside. Recently, they have worked alongside the Year 6 children to compose Raps using garage software.
There are a wealth of opportunities, through private tuition, for children to continue to learn instruments: Violin, Piano, Guitar, Drums, Recorder, Ukulele, Flute, Cornet and Clarinet. All of which can be joined at any time during the Year.
We are also blessed with being able to have an amazing choir and orchestra, led my Mrs Nia Bennett, these are both run as after school clubs (free of charge). The choir and orchestra play an integral part in all of our festivals and assemblies.
Please see below for the Music Curriculum Plan, written by Subject Lead Mrs Lynne Bailey.
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