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
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Band Musicianship Skills -Keyboard, Drum-Kit, Singing and Guitar
Mastering the Keyboard and Music Notation
Band Musicianship – Performing in a Band 1
Band Musicianship – Performing in a Band 2
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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
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Arranging Music using Music Software
Composing Music for a film clip using ‘Logic’ Music software
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/|