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Church Of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

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Music gives all children the ability to express themselves creatively and with imagination. At Great Missenden we want to inspire a love of music, we want the children to enjoy learning and we want every child to have the opportunity to be part of a musical performance.

 

What does music look like at Great Missenden School?

 

  • Every child receives at a minimum a 1 hour dedicated music lesson each week delivered by a specialist music teacher
  • A progressive approach is taken and children learn to listen, understand, compose and play music from reception upwards, with skills and knowledge increasing year on year
  • We teach music theory, aural recognition and include the Kodaly method with certain activities
  • We take a very practical approach to the learning and children will sing and/or play instruments in every music lesson
  • Whole class practical musicianship is taught in music lessons throughout KS1 and KS2 (Drumming, samba band, ukulele, classroom percussion)
  • Throughout their time at the school children are exposed to a huge range of different musical genres and styles from all over the globe - past and present
  • Music lessons will be linked to year group learning and projects as an extension of class topic lessons
  • Music is an integral part of all cultures and it opens up an avenue for cross curricular learning whilst providing the opportunity to bring a topic to life
  • All children have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular musical activities in the form of lunchtime or after school clubs.
  • KS2 children have the opportunity to take instrumental lessons if they wish. These lessons are delivered during school time by teachers from the Bucks Music Trust (BTM)
Class music photos and news

Year 2 learning to read and play music

Year 2 learning to read and play music 1

Year 4 - Having a go at playing P-Bone in small groups this term

Year 4 - Having a go at playing P-Bone in small groups this term 1

3A - Whole class practical musicianship

3A - Whole class practical musicianship 1

Orchestra rehearsing 'Mars' from 'The Planets' (Holst) 100 years after the first performance in September 1918

Orchestra rehearsing 'Mars' from 'The Planets' (Holst) 100 years after the first performance in September 1918 1
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