Welcome to the Music page of our website.
During 2014 - 2015 most of the music teaching is through class teaching and PPA cover. Mrs Carey teaches Year 1. Year 5 and Year 6 are very lucky to have their music taught by Mr Hatherley, where they are learning to play the ukulele. Mr Hatherley is also running the school choir!
Music is an exciting and universal language that allows children to use one of the highest forms of creativity. Music should engage and inspire children to develop a love of music and their talents as a musician. With the music teaching at Parkdale Primary School we aim to increase the children's self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
Key Stage 1
-Pupils use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
-Pupils play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
-Pupils listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
-Pupils experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
Key stage 2
-Pupils play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
-Pupils improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.
-Pupils listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.
-Pupils use and understand staff and other musical notations.
-Pupils appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.
-Pupils develop an understanding of the history of music.