The children will have many opportunities to listen to a wide variety of music and make an individual choice as to whether they enjoy a particular genre or not. Every child has the right to an opinion and for it to be listened to and taken seriously (article 12 UNCRC) and this is encouraged through musical appraisal. This will be through the use of Charanga and also from suggestions from the children. Performing will be evident through the many whole school opportunities and also within their own classrooms. As we move on through the year and the children become more confident in their musical abilities, they will then be experimenting with composing and creating their very own masterpieces! This might be in the form of an instrumental piece or their very own song or rap. We want the children to leave year 6 feeling empowered to create their own music and have a sense of identity as a musician.
Looking forward to this academic year we have a range of productions and performances planned in order for the children to showcase their musical ability and talent. Firstly we Harvest Festival where the whole school will collaborate to sing some beautiful songs and individual classes will choose their favorites to share with the rest of the school and our visitors. Following this we will have talents day, a great opportunity for all of our budding musicians and singers to share their talents and perform in front of an audience. The children are encouraged to showcase any talent they wish and singing and playing instruments is often a very large part of this celebration. All of our children are encouraged to play and relax by doing things like sports, music and drama (article 31 UNCRC) and this is very much taught and embedded throughout the Charanga scheme. We then have the Christmas festivities; Key Stage 1 will be practicing their songs for their Nativity and Key Stage 2 will be working on pieces for the Carol Concert. Moving forward to 2020 we already have a drumming workshop, Easter concerts and year group showcase planned. It will be a very exciting year for Music at Lyminster Primary School!