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Check out our Music Learning Journey where you can find out how Music progresses through our school. Don't forget to look out for our Music wall if you are ever in school. It shows you lots of musical activities that go on all year round!

Scroll down to see some pictures and videos of our World Music Day! We had an amazing time taking part in lots of musical activities.  

 

'Where words fail, music speaks'

Hans Christian Anderson.

 

Our Aim

 

Here at Birkdale Primary School, we believe in the importance of music in the classroom. It can help develop language and reasoning skills, memory, coordination and self confidence whist nurturing an appreciation for music that will last a lifetime. 

 

We aim to encourage and engage children in different areas of music whilst building up their knowledge of notation and composition. Improvisation leads to composition which can be a vital tool for self expression for many children.

 

We provide an enriched music curriculum with weekly lessons delivered by the class teacher. These lessons are delivered using our Charanga Scheme of work which covers all National Curriculum objectives in a fun and interactive way. 

 

We strive to give all children the opportunity to develop a deep understanding and appreciation for how music can bring people together, teach us about the past and improve the world we live in. 

 

EYFS

The main focus for music in Nursery and Reception is to develop a love of music through singing songs, playing with instruments and getting involved in rhythm and pulse games to set them off on their musical journey through school. 

 

KS1

In year 1 and 2 the focus is largely on understanding pulse, rhythm and pitch in relation to music. They will begin to associate sounds with symbols and continue to sing a wide variety of songs from different periods and genres. They get the chance to express their opinions about different music listened to and are encouraged to pick out sounds they recognise. KS1 children get ample opportunity to explore different instruments during their lessons which fosters a love of exploring all music has to offer. 

 

KS2

The focus in Key Stage 2 can be split into different sections for ease which include performing, listening and appraising, composition and notation, history of music. Children learn key musical terms that are included in the interrelated dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch, dynamics, tempo, timbre, structure,texture and notation). Children in these year groups get the opportunity to learn an instrument through Sefton Music Services which allows them to use the knowledge already gained through classroom lessons. There is a focus on music in the wider world, how music can be used for growth mindset and to encourage positive mental health. Children will learn notation which allows them to write their own music. Music Technology plays a large part in KS2 music curriculum as using software to create music can allow compositions that might not be possible otherwise. 

 

We have an abundance of talented musicians in our school and every child in KS2 has the chance to experience learning different instruments. Some of the musical experiences we offer here are listed below:

 

Brass lessons

Brass tuition

Drum lessons

Clarinet lessons

Violin tuition

Flute tuition

Piano tuition

 

Lunchtime Choir- KS1

Lunchtime Choir- KS2

After School Choir- Yr 4-6

Recorder Club

Music Technology Club

         

We are very proud of our choir who regularly performed at events within Southport town centre and in the surrounding area. We have really missed getting to sing out in our community during these last few year and are looking forward to being able to do so again. 
We have started up our rehearsals again to begin developing the skills needed to sing in a choir and hope to share our hard work!

 

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Check out what we got up to for World Music Day! We had an assembly where lots of our teachers performed for us and we got to take part in lots of musical activities throughout the day.

Singing Assembly

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Lunchtime Choir

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