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MUSIC AT OUR SCHOOL

Music at St. John's is considered to be a very important part of the curriculum and life of the school - Ofsted March 2010 reported that 'The quality of singing and the orchestra are superb.'

Reception and KS1

Please find the curriculum for Reception and KS1 below under their individual headings.

Reception

Autumn 1 - All about Me

Autumn 2 - Rhythm and Pulse/Christmas Nativity

Spring 1 - Food Glorious Food!

Spring 2 - Musical Minibeasts

Summer 1 - Animals

Summer 2 - Travel/Musical Production

Year 1

Autumn 1 - Hey You

Autumn 2 - Toys/Christmas Nativity

Spring 1 - Dinosaurs

Spring 2 - What's that Sound?

Summer 1 - Your Imagination

Summer 2 - Around the World/ Musical Production

Year 2

Autumn 1 - Carnival of the Animals

Autumn 2 - Peter and the Wolf/Christmas Nativity

Spring 1 - China

Spring 2 - The Great Fire of London

Summer 1 - Singing Project

Summer 2 - Africa/Musical Production

Year 2 also learn to play the recorder throughout the whole year alongside the topics above.

Lower KS2

Year 3

Autumn 1 - French Songs

Autumn 2 - Glockenspiel/Recorder

Spring 1 - Indian Music

Spring 2 - Sounds of the Environment

Summer 1 - Take 5

Summer 2 - Samba

Year 4

Autumn 1 - Glockenspiel/Recorder

Autumn 2 - Rainforests

Spring 1 - Roman Music

Spring 2 - Theme and Variations

Summer 1 - Gospel Music

Summer 2 - Garageband

Upper KS2

Year 5

Autumn 1 - Take 5

Autumn 2 - Space

Spring 1 - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Spring 2 - Blues

Summer 1 - WWII

Summer 2 - Jazz

Year 6

Autumn 1 - Ukulele

Autumn 2 - Ukulele

Spring 1 - Sounds of Africa

Spring 2 - Songwriting

Summer 1 - Dr Who

Summer 2 - End of Year Production

Knowledge Organisers

Please find the Music Knowledge Organisers for each unit of work below. These documents are very useful in outlining the content of the unit of work, knowledge, understanding and skills that our pupils will develop. 

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