Welcome to the Abingdon Primary School Music area.
Subject leader: Miss Charlotte Hall
A little bit about me!
At Abingdon Primary School, it is our intent that we make music an enjoyable learning experience. Through the effective teaching and learning of the knowledge, skills and understanding in music we will maintain and stimulate pupil curiosity, interest and enjoyment. Out teaching focuses on the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people. Through singing songs children learn about the structure and organisation of music. At Abingdon we believe that it is important to provide a cultural outlook for our children, therefore we teach them to listen to and appreciate different styles of music.
As children get older, we expect them to maintain their concentration for longer and to listen to more extended pieces of music. Children develop descriptive skills in music when learning about how music can represent feelings and emotions. We teach them the disciplined skills of recognising pulse and pitch. Also, we teach the children how to work with others to compose music and perform for an audience.
Our aims are to:
fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Music,
provide a broad and balanced curriculum,
ensure the progressive development of knowledge and skills,
confidently perform by singing either solo or as part of a group,
enjoy and have an appreciation for different styles of music,
describe music using a wide range of musical vocabulary to accurately describe and appraise
Our main priority at Abingdon Primary School is to teach and perfect the skills implemented by the National Curriculum for Music. It is intended to provide greater clarity and flexibility, allowing for the development and progression in learning. A lot of our music scheme of work is Charanga which complements the curriculum and scaffolds the learning opportunities throughout the Key Stages.
School Choir - 'Abingdon Singers'
We run the school choir every Tuesday after school from 3.30pm until 4.15pm. The school choir is free to join and is open to pupils in KS2. In the school choir, the children will learn how to use their voices properely and effectively to sing a range of different styles of music.
The 'Abingdon Singers' enjoy performing for the school every half term and often go on trips out of school to perform. In the past, we have had the opportuntity to perform Christmas carols at a local care home. We are hoping to perform at Hazel Grove Music Festival in October 2022.
Our latest performance was during Autumn 2, where the children held an in-house carol concert for the rest of the school. The children sang beautifully and performed like true professionals!