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.
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
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
|Theme and Variations
Instruments of the Orchestra
|Composing Music using Music Software
Recording Skills and Techniques
|Arranging Music using Music Software
Song-Writing - Composition and Performance
|Music Notation using Sibelius 7 Software
|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/|