Our music curriculum at SMRP aims to provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum and ensuring the progressive development of musical concepts, knowledge and skills.
We believe that music plays an integral role in helping children to feel part of a community, therefore we provide opportunities for children to create, play, perform and enjoy music both in class and to an audience.
Throughout the school children will have opportunities to appreciate, compose and perform a range of genres from our locality, across the world and throughout time.
The aims of our Music curriculum are to develop pupils who:
Enjoy and have an appreciation for music.
Listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, cultures, styles and traditions.
Can sing and use their voices to create different effects.
Create and compose music, both on their own and with others.
Use a range of musical language.
Make judgements and express personal preferences about the quality and style of music.
Take part in performances with an awareness of audience
Throughout their time at SMR children will be taught units from musical units from Bristol Music Curriculum (Bristol Beacon scheme) to develop their musical skills and knowledge.
Units are in taught the year in Yr R,1,4 and 6 in terms 2 and 6.
We are part of the Earthsong Project, whereby year 2 and 3 all have weekly whole class ensemble lessons delivered by a specialist alongside the class teacher. In year 4, through the two years of assessment 8-10 children are chosen to go to have small group tuition.
In year 5, every child learns the ukulele for at least 2 terms.
Through assemblies and key stage performances, children showcase their talent and their understanding of performing with awareness of others.
Through the units' children learn how to compose focusing on different dimensions of music, which in turn feeds their understanding when listening, playing, or analysing music.
Extra-curricular opportunities to learn instruments are provided by Bristol Beacon and Rock Steady Music.