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/