Music

What is our Music curriculum purpose and rationale at Ark Kings?

At Ark Kings, we aim to give pupils opportunities to engage in Music in a variety of ways. These include having the chance to learn a musical instrument, play instruments as part of a band, engage with and critique music, as well as sing and perform to their peers and other members of the community.

 

Primary Phase - Further Information

Our Primary Music Curriculum Purpose and Rationale provides more phase-specific detail: Primary Music Curriculum Purpose and Rationale.pdf

Musical Instruments

In EYFS and Key Stage 1, pupils have the opportunity to play a range of percussion instruments.

In Year 3, pupils learn to play the recorder.

In Year 4, pupils learn to play the djembe drums.

In Years 5 and 6, pupils learn to play the ukulele.

 

          

Year 3 recorder lesson.                                               Djembe performance to parents.

 

Secondary Phase - Further Information

  

year autumn term spring term summer term
7
Band Musicianship Skills -Keyboard, Drum-Kit, Singing and Guitar
 
Mastering the Keyboard and Music Notation
Band Musicianship – Performing in a Band 1
 
African Music
Band Musicianship – Performing in a Band 2
 
Ukulele Ensemble
8 Band Musicianship – Performing in a Band 3
 
Samba Music 
Band Musicianship – Song-writing
 
An introduction to Music Technology – Composing with ‘Logic’ Music software
Band Musicianship – Performing to an audience and producing a showcase
 
An introduction to Class Band
9 Class Band 2
Arranging Music using Music Software
 
Composing Music for a film clip using ‘Logic’ Music software
Ensemble Performance
 
Pop and Rock Music – Listening Skills
10 Students studying GCSE Music (9-1) follow the OCR syllabus, details of which can be found online at http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-music-j536-from-2016/
11 Students studying GCSE Music (9-1) follow the OCR syllabus, details of which can be found online at http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-music-j536-from-2016/