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Our shared vision for Music.

Curriculum Music is good in our school when…

Performing:

– Children use their voices expressively, creatively and throughout the school day.
– Children play tuned and untuned instruments musically and expressively.
– Children have the opportunity to perform in small and large groups, within school and out of school.
Listening:

– Children have the opportunity to listen to a range of music from different times and places.
– Children can pick out different dimensions of music, e.g. pulse, pitch, rhythm.
– There will be opportunities for musicians to visit school and for classes to go to community music events.
Composing:

-Children experiment with sounds, both with instruments and through computing apps.
– Children learn how to use symbols and musical notation.
So that …
– They become more confident at performing throughout their time at our school.
– They are inspired to learn and achieve highly.
– They use music to help learn concepts (e.g. water cycle) and vocabulary (e.g. Spanish greetings).
– They independently use music to improve their mood and as a way to express their creativity.
Extra-curricular Music is good in our school when…
Instrumental:
– A wide-range of instrument tuition is offered to Juniors.
– Those children receiving Free School Meals can get a discount on instrument tuition costs.
– Instrumentalists regularly perform to their parents and the school.
Junior Choir:
– After a low-key audition, all Juniors have the chance to join Junior Choir.
– Choir regularly lead whole-school assemblies (e.g. World Peace Day, Sing Up Day) and sing at community events.
– Choir members are encouraged to help their class teachers lead singing within their classes, and to lead clapping games on the playground.

At Poringland, we use Charanga to support our music teaching. This is an online music scheme with lots of interactive resources and high quality music to support our children’s musical learning. The children enjoy using the class set of glockenspiels, percussion instruments and on-line apps to take part practically in music lessons.

All children sing in class and in some assemblies. Most children will perform a song in their class assembly that highlight the facts or events they have learnt about.

Children in Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 take part in performances at Christmas that interweave songs with the spoken word.

Infants and Juniors visit Poringland Parish Church at Christmas and Easter, where they take part in religious activities and songs.

Year 6 children perform an end of year show, which recently has been a dramatic and musical performance.

Year 6 children regularly participate in the annual CASMA concerts. These provide an opportunity to sing with other schools. We have also taken part in Infant CASMA with Year 2.

Juniors can audition for Junior Choir, which regularly leads whole-school assemblies and takes part in activities within the community, for example: singing at Christmas at Stoke Holy Cross Dementia Group and at the Emergency Services Carol Concert in St Peter Mancroft church.

Poringland Primary has twice taken part in the Young Voices concerts, held at the O2 arena in London. These are fantastic opportunities to sing with other schools and to also be uplifted by the power of music.

Sometimes there is an after school Infant choir for children and their carers.

In 2019-2020 all Year 4 children had the opportunity to learn the ukulele with the Norfolk Music Hub. All Juniors have the opportunity to pay for instrument tuition. Currently we offer piano, keyboard, violin, trumpet, flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar and ukulele although this is subject to change in 2020-21 due to changes in the Norfolk Music Service.

A lunchtime School band is run weekly by one of the peripatetic teachers.

There is an after school Samba Band for Juniors led by Jon Cann.

Instrumentalists and choir perform together for parents at our annual Summer Concert, held at Framingham Earl High School.

We also invite musicians into school to widen the children’s musical experiences. Last year Lauren Talford led workshops introducing woodwind instruments.