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Music

Music at Oaklands 2016 - 2017

 

At Oaklands, we use music throughout the school day and across the curriculum. As well as the development of music skills, we use music to support pupils with their learning at transition times, within PE sessions, cooking session, IPC sessions and Literacy and Numeracy, to motivate and engage pupils. Many of our children respond better to singing or instrumental sounds rather than words or sentences.


Children have music lessons once a week taught by the class teacher or HLTA. These structured lessons give the children the opportunity to learn basic music skills. Children have the opportunity to listen and respond to a variety of music activities based on their level of learning.


Children have the opportunity to:-

  • Hold and play and instrument
  • Explore the sounds they make.
  • Listen and respond to music through movement, art and speech/sounds.
  • Listen and recognise environmental sounds and instrumental sounds.
  • Learn the names of instruments and which type of instrument they are.
  • How to compose a piece of music.
  • How to listen to a piece of music and adapt the piece to make it better.
  • How to comment on different pieces of music such as how it makes them feel, whether it is loud/quiet/fast/slow.


The topics covered this year in music are the following:

 

Autumn Term 2016 Spring Term 2017 Summer Term 2017
  • Toys
  • Polar climates
  • Getting to know me
  • Out and about
  • Winter celebrations
  • Transport
  • Wild Things
  • Animals
  • Seaside


At Oaklands some of the children have the opportunity to be taught by Singing Sally.

Picture 1 Singing Sally

Singing Sally’s timetable:

 

Autumn Term 2016 Spring Term 2017 Summer Term 2017
Dormice
Stoats
Frogs
Hedgehogs
Squirrels
Rabbits
Beavers
Dormice
Stoats
Frogs
Hedgehogs
Squirrels
Rabbits
Owls
Dormice
Stoats
Frogs
Robins
Squirrels
Rabbits
Badgers

 

Singing Sally works with children introducing new songs and rhymes using props to support her teaching. These are adapted to each group to meet the needs of their learning.

 

At Oaklands some of the children have the opportunity to be taught drumming by Simon Stokes.

 

Simon Stokes (Talking Rhythms) Drumming timetable:

 

Autumn Term 2016 Spring Term 2017 Summer Term 2017
Hares
Deers
Owls
Robins
Badgers
Deers
Beavers
X4 Owls
X2 Squirrels
X1 Rabbit
Badgers
Robins
Hares
Hedgehogs x4
Owls x4

 

Simon works with the children to help improve and develop their coordination and interaction skills through a variety of rhythm activities.


Ideas for activities to do with your children outside of the classroom:

*Please see document below

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