Music

 

Music is an integral part of the school curriculum at St Paul's.  Each year group receives music lessons each week delivered by the school's Music teacher. Each year group has a different instrumental or musical genre focus along side key skill objectives taken from the national curriculum. At the end of each term every year group performs in front of parents and members of school to showcase skills and repertoire learnt alongside improving performance skills through these important experiences. The school also provides after school music clubs such as choirs for key stage one and two , Ukulele and Rock band. These clubs are run by the school music teacher and Portsmouth music service. 
 
Year 1
This is the start of the children' s musical learning, working on a variety of musical skills that will really provide the building blocks for an exciting musical journey all the way to year Six, these skills include learning musical vocabulary such as Pulse, Rhythm, Tempo and Dynamics, how to hold and play a variety of classroom percussion and sing with a strong clear tone with some understanding of expression. 
 
Year 2 
In year two the children will continue to build on the skills secured in year one and start to create compositions that are linked with class topics. We will also look at starting to read basic notation as well as continuing to develop their ability to improvise in time with a steady pulse and with others playing different rhythms.
 
Year 3 
In year 3 the children are introduced to the Recorder and throughout the year will learn a wide range of notes, how to play them and how to read them from notation. The children will take part in a wide range of activities over the year that will enhance their technical abilities on the recorder and gain an understanding of the commitment and enjoyment that comes with learning an Instrument. 
This exciting instalment of music is also accompanied by other learning objectives provided by the national curriculum. 
 
Year 4 
In year four we are continuing the theme of learning a traditional solo musical instrument and introduce the Flute.
The children will work towards creating a clear sound and play with fluency from basic notation and playing from ear whilst continuing to follow key skills provided by the national curriculum in music. 
 
Year 5
In year five, we turn our attention to learning about world music and focusing in particular on sounds from the continent of Africa. 
The children will learn a class piece using the Djembe drums and on the way continue to develop a wide range of musical skills. 
We also look at different musical time zones, going back in history to learn about a variety of musical composers and what influence they have had on todays modern music. 
 
Year 6 
In Year 6 the world music theme is continued and we explore the sounds of Samba. The children will learn about the history of Samba, what rhythmic patterns are used and the correct techniques and names for all the Samba instruments. 
This exciting final module of music at St Paul's also includes further research on musical composers and even creating their own musical scores in lessons.
 
Music Clubs Autumn 2017
Clubs                                      Days and times
Key stage one choir               Thursday 15:30-16:30
Key stage two choir                Monday 15:30 -16:30
Ukulele club                           Tuesday 15:30 -16:30
Rock band                              Tuesday 15:30 -16:30