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At Lydgate we want to inspire our children to have a lifelong love of music and encourage them to become musicians and music enthusiasts.  We achieve this through listening to a range of music and musicians and sharing the vocabulary needed to voice their opinions.

From Reception to Year 6 we use Charanga to teach a high quality, well-structured and child friendly music program.   In Reception and Key Stage 1 children are taught to listen and appraise a range of songs; sing simple songs and rhymes; know how to find the pulse of a piece of music; have an early understanding of rhythm and pitch; improvise using their voices and play a range of percussion instruments. Each topic combines these skills to create a performance piece for the children to share.

In Key Stage 2 these skills are built on. The children will listen and appraise; play games to develop a great understanding of pulse, rhythm and pitch; explore further music skills such as tempo, timbre and structure; use musical notation; play tuned instruments; improvise; compose and finally, perform in front of an audience.

We also provide additional times for children to practise these skills by building musical opportunities into other lessons. In Reception and Key Stage 1, for example, music is used to teach simple stories, help remember facts and allow the children to explore the world around them.  We also have a whole school Singing Assembly weekly which combines the teaching and singing of new songs with musical games and vocabulary.

We are also proud to produce several performances each year for our friends and families such as Christmas and end of year celebrations.

Our music curriculum intends to engage and inspire all children to be creative, confident and able to acknowledge their musical achievements. 

Long term plan cycle 1Long term plan cycle 2Progression of skills rec ks1 1Progression of skills rec ks1 2Progression of skills ks2 1Progression of skills ks2 2Progression of skills ks2 3
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