What do we teach in Music at Bridge?
Welcome to the Music page!
At Bridge Junior School, all children will have access to a consistent and progressive music scheme with the aim to inspire and nurture a love of music.
We use the Charanga scheme of work which is progressive and matches the ambition of the National Curriculum to build the foundations for a lifetime enjoyment of music. Progression in music is aligned with the DofE’s Model Music Curriculum with enhancements with Leicestershire Music Hub.
This will be achieved through:
- Music lessons.
- Working with external professionals and organisations.
- A range of performances to a variety of audiences.
Staff are offered CPD to build subject knowledge and consistency of delivery.
We want our children and the community of Bridge Junior School:
- to have a firm understanding of the basic elements of music, including pulse, rhythm and pitch;
- to have experienced a wide range of musical traditions and genres;
- to perform, listen to evaluate and review music across a range of styles and traditions;
- to learn to sing and use their voices as an instrument;
- to understand and explore how music is created using technology and instruments;
- to have increased confidence and enjoyment in their own musical abilities
- to celebrate their skills and successes with peers and wider audiences.
Each week, we have been listening to different types of music and learning how to respond and appreciate different genres.
"I enjoyed listening to Night on a Bare Mountain because some parts of the song were calm and some parts were more energetic. It made me feel excited because it felt as if something exciting was going to happen." (Krupa, 6SR)
Year 5 have been learning how to play the glockenspiel. They have enjoyed learning to play an instrument and reading notes.
"We've been learning to play the Glocks with Mr. Newnham and we have learnt to play different notes. My favourite bit was when we got to play the Glocks and try to hit different notes." (Umar, 5KK)
Traditional Indian Dancing - learning the routine.MOV
Year 5 Calypso lesson
Keeping and counting the pulse - using balls in pairs to create a rhythm. (Calypso lesson).MOV
In December there was a great glockenspiel concert by Ms Kaur’s class. They had been learning to play these fabulous percussion instruments with Mr Patel, who comes to the school every week from Leicestershire Arts. The children had learned lots of different tunes. Everyone in the hall really enjoyed the performance. Mr Patel had even trained the children to take a proper bow together at the end of the show.
“We had to set up the special stands for the glockenspiels and the music before we started playing.”
"I really enjoyed playing in front of the other classes. I want to do it again."