At Eltham, we have chosen to follow the Sing Up Music scheme which provides primary schools with the foundation to deliver a creative programme of high-quality classroom music activity. It sets out the skills, knowledge, and understanding to be gained by all pupils at each stage of learning.
Sing Up’s music curriculum, with a scheme of work for each year group from Year 1 to Year 6, represents a progressive set of teaching resources that meets the requirements of the National Curriculum for Music and suggested approaches of the Model Music Curriculum (Singing, Listening, Composing, Performance/Instrumental Performance).
Covering a broad and diverse range of repertoire, approaches, and musical traditions, Sing Up Music supports a fully-integrated approach to musical development, connecting the interrelated strands of singing, playing, performing, composing, improvising, listening, and appraising.
In EYFS the children sing daily and have musical instruments available to them during free play. Reception have music taught as part of their PPA cover. They learn how to play the recorder using YouTube videos. Both nursery and reception have iPad and stereos available to them so that the children can listen to music. They follow the ‘Music Matters in Early Years Scheme’.
KS1 units are organised into 6 lesson and 3 lesson blocks, with the equivalent of 12 weeks teaching each term. The units are based on 40-minute lessons. The first unit in the Autumn term for Years 1 and 2 includes a ‘progression snapshot’ activity that is returned to in the Spring and Summer terms to help teachers track and evidence pupil progress.
KS2 units are organised into 6 lesson and 3 lesson blocks, with the equivalent of 12 weeks teaching each term. The units are based on 50-minute lessons. The first unit in the Autumn for all KS2 year groups includes a ‘progression snapshot’ activity that is returned to in the Spring and Summer terms to help teachers track and evidence pupil progress.
(extracts taken from Singup)
Furthermore, the school has a number of peripatetic teachers who come each week to teach children one-to-one on: Keyboard, Flute, Guitar, Clarinet and Trumpet. Please contact the Music Lead for more information. email@example.com
News from Choir
Choir is now open to all children in KS2 and practise takes place on Tuesdays at 1pm in Sherard class. Choir will be performing at the Royal Greenwich Music Service, Singing Spectacular in May 2022, so the children are now busily practising 5 songs in preparation. Our choir will be singing True Colours on their own and will be singing four more songs as part of a mass choir of primary and secondary schools taking part in the concert. Please find links to backing tracks and lyrics on the password protected After School Clubs page in the Parents Pages section on the website .