All children are taught about performing and composing, and how to listen, and appraise different styles of music.

Some children also have opportunity to play guitars, ukulele, cellos, recorders and steel-pans.

There are regular school productions in which music plays a prominent part, and we provide various opportunities for children to take part in local and national performances. Years two to five have specialist music provision. In year two pupils learn to play the recorder, year three learn to play the ukulele, year four is brass and year five is drums. As well as these, our pupils have one-to-one music lessons playing instruments such as guitar, cello, and the violin. Pupils who learn to play a musical instrument out of school, have opportunities to show case their talents in school. Adamsrill’s choir is growing in popularity and beginning to make waves in the music scene. Music was one of our deep dives in our last Ofsted inspection, the outcome of which we are very impressed.

Essential characteristics of musicians:

  • A rapid widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work.
  • A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of technical expertise.
  • Very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres.
  • An excellent understanding of how musical provenance – the historical, social and cultural origins of music – contributes to the diversity of musical styles.
  • The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately.
  • A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.

There are four threshold concepts in music:

  • Perform: This concept involves understanding that music is created to be performed.
  • Compose: This concept involves appreciating that music is created through a process which has a number of techniques.
  • Transcribe: This concept involves understanding that compositions need to be understood by others and that there are techniques and a language for communicating them.
  • Describe music: This concept involves appreciating the features and effectiveness of musical elements.

Lewisham Lounge Fest

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