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Cedars Curriculum Statement

 

At Cedars Primary School, teaching and learning is based upon a language rich themed curriculum where pupils are exposed to a range of experiences to enhance their knowledge, understanding and long term memory. As a result, pupils at Cedars are confident, aspirational, articulate learners who are ready for the next stage of education.

 Music at Cedars is taken from The Lancashire Curriculum and is linked to the topics taught each half term. The weighting for each year group's coverage varies according to their topic bias but we have invested in a scheme called Active Music Digital which allows classes to access quick musical activities to revisit and reinforce the inter-related dimensions of music when music is not a main or additional subject.

Our Music display is all about describing and responding to music.Each class listened to pieces of music related to their topics and responded in different ways e.g. with movement, art, composition and timelines. Pupil voice samples reflect the children's growing using of musical vocabulary and concept development.

Our Music display is all about describing and responding to music.Each class listened to pieces of music related to their topics and responded in different ways e.g. with movement, art, composition and timelines. Pupil voice samples reflect the children's growing using of musical vocabulary and concept development. 1

In Year 4, the children all learn the guitar. They are taught by a peripertetic teacher called Mr Wilson. Each week they play games to improve their internalisation of pulse and rhythm and learn to work together to play the guitar. Each term they have demonstrated their new skills to an audience of pupils and parents.

In Year 4, the children all learn the guitar. They are taught by a peripertetic teacher called Mr Wilson. Each week they play games to improve their internalisation of pulse and rhythm and learn to work together to play the guitar. Each term they have demonstrated their new skills to an audience of pupils and parents. 1
In Year 4, the children all learn the guitar. They are taught by a peripertetic teacher called Mr Wilson. Each week they play games to improve their internalisation of pulse and rhythm and learn to work together to play the guitar. Each term they have demonstrated their new skills to an audience of pupils and parents. 2
In Year 4, the children all learn the guitar. They are taught by a peripertetic teacher called Mr Wilson. Each week they play games to improve their internalisation of pulse and rhythm and learn to work together to play the guitar. Each term they have demonstrated their new skills to an audience of pupils and parents. 3
A group of Year 5 children were chosen this year to attend a guitar club to further develop and support their musical learning on the instrument. They improved their knowledge of the instrument and are able to play in ensembles with confidence. We hope that they continue to stay active with their music learning in the wider community.

Choir Performance

On Wednesday 22nd December 2018, our choir went to sing at The Royal Blackburn Hospital. Mrs Pathan took a group of children aged between 6 and 11 years old to entertain the patients and staff. Pictures can be seen in the 'Choir' section under the About Us heading.

Year 3 Sing Together Project

Over the year, pupils in Year 3 took part in the local school Sing Together Project. Schools from around the county rehearsed songs that they sang together in an amazing massed choir event at King George's Hall, Blackburn. They were a credit to the school and displayed great character and confidence when performing.

The songs were challenging but the children mastered them and showed the strong link between music, introducing new vocabulary and reading skills.

EYFS - Music in the early years of our children's education is taught in discreet sessions and also integrated across the provision areas of the learning environment. It is linked to the topics planned each half term and provides a soundtrack to learning. Music is used to support physical activities in PE as well as providing a relaxing atmosphere in the reading corner. Music areas are available for the children to explore and enhance their learning activities for example using claves to create the 'trip-trap' pattern in the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Singing and chanting rhymes is an important tool for learning vocabulary and developing memory skills. The children are exposed to a range of rhymes and songs linked to areas of their topic as well as core subjects such as maths.