Welcome to the Abingdon Primary School Music area.
Subject leader: Miss Elizabeth Hammond
A little bit about me!
Name: Miss Hammond
Year group: 2
Hobbies: I am a Rainbow leader which I run every Friday.
I also enjoy reading and swimming.
Favourite food: Spaghetti Bolognese
Favourite genre of music: Pop
Favourite artist: Florence and the Machine
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.
We run the school choir every Tuesday after school from 3.30 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 choir performs for the school every half term and often go on trips out of school to perform. In the past the choir have had the opportuntity to perform Christmas carols at a care home.
Unfortunately due to the current circumstances we are unable to run the school choir at the moment, however as soon as it is safe to do so we will be back up and running with our fantastic school choir!