“Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon”
National Curriculum Music (2014)
Overall the objectives of teaching music in our school are to enable children to:
Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
On this page, you will find information about how music is taught in our school and what musical activities we do in our singing assemblies and after school.
At East Acton Primary School, we teach music across all year groups from Nursery to Year 6. We use an online resource called 'Charanga', which gives the children ample opportunities to learn and perform real music in a fun and engaging way. Please follow the link below to a video which will give you more information about 'Charanga' and what it has to offer.
At East Acton, we have been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity for children to learn how to play instruments and join together with friends to form their very own rock band.
A musician came in and showed us all the instruments and a few children were even lucky enough to try them out.
Everybody absolutely loved it!
Below you will find links to videos of songs that we have learnt/are learning in our weekly singing assemblies.
Every Monday, after school, there is choir practice for children in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 at East Acton Primary School. We have lots of opportunities planned for the children to sing to the rest of the school and sing out at various venues throughout the year. Keep posted
What are you waiting for? If you're in Key Stage Two and you have a voice that you want others to hear, sign up to choir! Come and sing with us!