“Music should be a pleasure, a joy and a delight!” Mrs Naylor

 

At Smithdown Primary, we know that music promotes positivity, self-confidence and a sense of community. Therefore, we believe that it should be a part of our everyday practise, whether through extra-curricular activities or music lessons. Below you will find an overview of what your child will be expected to learn in each of the Key Stages.

We are fortunate to have two music specialists delivering our music curriculum; Mrs Naylor and Ms Neville Evans.

Please click on the link below to see our music curriculum

Smithdown Primary School Music Curriculum 2022-2023

Progression in Music

In Key Stage 1 the children will learn to use their voices to sing expressively through learning songs and chants linked to their topic. They will begin to develop an awareness of the different interrelated dimensions of music  through listening to a range of live and recorded music, and exploring and playing tuned and untuned instruments, which will include contributing to group and class compositions.

In Key Stage 2 the children will develop their knowledge and understanding of the different interrelated dimensions of music through composing and performing music linked to their topic, in addition to exploring music from other countries, cultures and that of great composers. There are opportunities, through after school singing, Ukulele and Brass Band clubs, for the children to continue to develop their musical skills. Children will also use technology to aid their understanding of music and to record their composition work.

Progression in music will be assessed through listening to musical responses and making regular video and audio recordings of their learning.

National Curriculum for Music

Musical Performances

We value the importance of performance.  We have a school choir who and, throughout the year, all children will be given the opportunity to showcase their musical talents in our half termly music assembly.  Parents are warmly welcome to these special occasions.  Our timetable will be confirmed soon.

Music Assembly Timetable – dates to be confirmed

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Music Chatter

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Listening to the harp in music today.

01-05-2024

Reception have been listening to Mrs Naylor play the harp in our music lesson today!

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Wow what a performance in our Y1 music assembly!

24-04-2024

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Year 3 are really starting to focus in their practice with our recorders! Super work.

24-04-2024

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2GH – ?Continents???

22-04-2024

We have been busy learning the continents song today!

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Playing Indonesian Gamalan music today ? ?

13-03-2024

We’ve learnt about ‘Gamalan’ music, traditional music in Indonesia, and now we’re playing in groups our own versions.

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We love Wednesdays! It’s time for ?

07-02-2024
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Composing music to fit a character.

24-01-2024

We have been thinking of actions and qualities to fit a character. We’re now choosing and using percussion instruments to play to represent our character, their qualities and actions with music. ? ? ? ?

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It’s that time again! ????

09-11-2023

We love our ukulele lessons ??

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We had our first ukulele session last week

19-10-2023

We had our first ukulele session last week. Chords and frets ???#smithdownmusic

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4KM had a great music lesson this morning?

19-10-2023

4KM had a great music lesson this morning? the children also learnt how to play a new note? @ResonateHub #smithdownmusic

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4KM had a great music lesson playing their trumpets…

19-10-2023

4KM had a great music lesson playing their trumpets, the children were even able to learn a new note?? #smithdownmusic @ResonateHub

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Year 4 had a wonderful morning!

19-10-2023

Year 4 had a wonderful morning! They were amazing learning their first note on their trumpets. #smithdownmusic

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This morning we learnt a Harvest song in our music ? assembly

19-10-2023

This morning we learnt a Harvest song in our music ? assembly. We are really enjoying practising this song about this special time of year #smithdownmusic

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First music lesson with Mrs Naylor!

19-10-2023

We are enjoying our first music lesson with Mrs Naylor! #smithdownmusic @SmithdownPrimR

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Dancing with scarves in our music lesson

19-10-2023

Dancing with scarves in our music lesson. #smithdowneyfs #smithdownmusic @SmithdownPr

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Music lessons with Mrs Naylor!

18-10-2023

We all love our music lessons with Mrs Naylor! #smithdowneyfs #smithdownmusic

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We enjoyed our very first music lesson yesterday!

18-10-2023

We enjoyed our very first music lesson yesterday! #smithdowneyfs #smithdownmusic

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Dancing and freezing to the beat in music today…

18-10-2023

We had lots of fun in music this morning dancing and freezing to the beat. #smithdowneyfs #smithdownmusic @ResonateHub

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Music with Mrs Naylor ???

18-10-2023

Music with Mrs Naylor ???

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Music with Mrs Naylor

18-10-2023

Music with Mrs Naylor’s scarfs today ???

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Nursery – music ?

18-10-2023

Movement and music ? @SmithdownPr @sendco_s

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Early years music

18-10-2023

Movement with music @SmithdownPr @sendco_s

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