Music at Elms Farm
We are extremely lucky at Elms Farm as we have staff expertise within school that help to lead the subject to help us to learn all of the technical elements of the subject, in addition to widening our appreciation of different styles. This is set out in our Learning Journey below and enriched through our assemblies when we listen to a range of musical genres. This helps us to develop our understanding of how music has developed over time.
Each week we have music teachers attending school to teach Year 4 brass instruments-this enables every child at Elms Farm to learn how to play an instrument and nurture interest in the subject. Our music teachers also deliver keyboard lessons in Key Stage 2 and host a choir.
We take part in choir concerts and deliver a termly concert to our parents in Key Stage 2.
We are currently rewriting our music curriculum using Kapow and technical vocabulary understanding. We are part of the local Arts Connect group who work together to develop provision in the arts in our local schools. We are also working towards our Artsmark Award.
Writing through music
See our virtual music library further on down this webpage for topic linked music.
Listening and appraising through assemblies
See our virtual music library below for links to the music that we listen to in assemblies.
Our Virtual Music Library
At Elms Farm we are learning to appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music from a range of composers and musicians. Our virtual music library helps us to continue learning about different styles of music in school and at home.
Which style of music do you like?
Which instruments can you hear?
What does the music remind you of?
How does the music make you feel?
Click the links below the images to listen to the music in the virtual music library
Film Music Virtual Library
Baroque Period Virtual Music Library
We continue to deliver music provision throughout our remote education offer, although this has been adapted from our original long term plans. We are focussing on musical appreciation and adapting our teaching so that pupils can develop musical skills using things that they can find in the home. This ranges from body percussion to making African drums from household materials.