School Closure

The Primary School will be closed to pupils on Thursday 12th December 2019 due to a general election.

The Secondary School will remain open as normal.

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

Band Musicianship – Performing in a Band 1 Band Musicianship – Performing in a Band 2
8 Mastering the Keyboard     

The Ukulele

Theme and Variations     

Instruments of the Orchestra

Composing Music using Music Software     

Recording Skills and Techniques

9 The Blues     

Film Music

Arranging Music using Music Software     

Song-Writing  - Composition and Performance

Music Notation using Sibelius 7 Software     

Ensemble Performance

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/