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Pear Tree Mead Academy
Pear Tree Mead
Harlow
Essex
CM18 7BY

Telephone: 01279 836181

Head Teacher: Mrs Christine Peden

Chair of Governors: Mrs Wendy Beckett

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Music

Music

At Pear Tree Mead Academy we make music an enjoyable learning experience.

Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression and can play an important role in the personal development of children.

Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understanding of the world they live in. It also helps them feel part of a commumity.

We provide opportunities for all children  to create , play, perform and develop the skills to appreciate  a wide variety of musical forms.

Music is taught in a variety of locations around the school. Outside under the shade of our trees, in the Forest school area, in classrooms and also in our extensively resourced music room.

Musical Objectives at Pear Tree Mead Academy

  • Know and understand how sounds are made and then organise into musical structure.
  • Know how music is made through a variety of instruments.
  • Know how music is composed and written down.
  • Know how music is influenced by the time, place and purpose for which it was written.
  • Develpoing the interrelated skills of performing, composing and appreciating music.

 

The Foundation Stage

We teach music in the early years as an integral part of the experience work covered during the year. Music contributes to the children’s personal and  social develpoment.

Counting songs foster a childs mathematical ability whilst songs from different cultures increase a childs knowledge and understnding of the world. Music also contributes to the teaching of English and widening childrens vocabulary.

Key Stage 1

In this key stage, children are taught to:

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and record music
  • Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music.

Key Stage 2

In this key stage, children are taught to:

 

  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • Develop an understanding of the hisory of music.