Distance Learning at Ark Kings

Although the building may be closed, Ark Kings Academy is still open for learning. Click below to access your distance learning resources and online lessons:

                

      

        

Wednesday 25th March:

  • The Academy is closed to all pupils until further notice, except for vulnerable children and children of key workers.
  • The Academy will operate distance learning arrangements which can be accessed here.
  • For school closure updates click here.

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/