On this page, you will find information on the Music Curriculum and how it is taught at Mudeford Junior School.
Music is 'a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity' (National Curriculum 2014) and has the power to improve and enrich every child's life.
Our children have opportunities to listen to, compose and perform their own music throughout each year. They will also learn to play a variety of instruments from glockenspiels to Samba band instruments which provides them with many of the tools for life-long music appreciation.
Every child has a weekly Music and separate Singing lesson in our purpose-built Music Room; something we are very fortunate to enjoy, we also have a dedicated Music teacher. In their lessons, our children will participate in a variety of musical activities, including playing, improvising, composing and listening, on a range of tuned and untuned instruments. They will develop their skill of actively listening to a wide range of music genres with a critical ear, being able to pinpoint specific musical elements.
Lessons are carefully planned, incorporating the new National Curriculum, and adapted to suit all pupils’ needs to ensure that every child receives a fun, interesting and creative music education. The lessons are designed to be challenging, thought-provoking, and foster in the children the beginnings of an interest and curiosity in Music that grows with them throughout their lives.
All children have the opportunity to learn a variety of instruments in small or one-to-one lessons outside of their timetabled music lessons, taught by peripatetic teachers. These range from guitar to drum-kit. If your child would like to participate in these lessons, please follow the link below to the Peripatetic Music Lesson information. There is also a choir run by the Music Teacher every Thursday after School until the Summer Term.
ICT is used throughout the children’s Music curriculum, by them and for them, through, for example, using a wide range of useful video and audio clips, software programmes like Garageband and Charanga, and digital cameras for self- and teacher- assessments. There are a number of fun, educational and useful websites that the children will use in class and are able to use at home to further develop their musical education, like the groovy Incredibox. Weblinks will be added to this page, as and when they are included in School.
The fantastic Years 3 and 4 sing 'Be the Change'
Year 5 superstar singers with 1440 Minutes
The Mudeford Junior School Sing Up Day Submission 2019!
This term we have been teaching the Year 6s to play the djembe, an African drum from Mali.
6GT focussed on learning a piece called 'Conga', which they play in two different groups. The children then learnt four different 'breaks' in it, where we play something completely different - can you hear them?
6MR performed a piece called 'Djole' which has 3 layers to it and required a lot of very careful counting.
The Year 6s then performed this piece to the Year 3s and 4s and did a brilliant job!!! Well done Year 6!
** The Dazzling Djembes of 6MR!!!! **
The Dazzling Djembes of 6GT!
The Amazing Year 4 Ukulele Concert 2019!!!!!!
Year 5 Singing
We have been working really hard this half term on learning the song 'Stereo Hearts' by Benjamin Levin , Ammar Malik , Brandon Lowry , Daniel Omelio , Adam Levine , Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo , Matthew McGinley , Travis McCoy and Eric Roberts. We split off into groups so that we could learn the: rap section, bass line, 'ooos' and main tune, then we put it all back together. Wow! They sound great - one very proud music teacher!
Year 5 sing 'Stereo Hearts'
In the Summer Term, Year 5 have learnt an unaccompanied 3-part harmony song. First year group to succeed with such a challenge! Wow! Well done Year 5!
In our singing lessons, the Year 6s have been working hard on the song 'Feel the Light' (words and music by Kiesa Rae Ellestad , Mikkel Eriksen , Emile Haynie and Tor Erik Hermansen).
Special well done to the solo group! Really proud of everyone for doing such a great job :)