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Star of the Sea RC Primary School

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At Star of the Sea, the Music Curriculum is delivered through a wide variety of opportunities. Teaching is delivered weekly using the North Tyneside Music Hub program, Charanga. This provides progressive learning within each year group, as children grow in their love of music during their time at Star of the Sea. Children have access to music and singing during Collective Worship, as a class, within their own key stage and as a whole school. In addition, Star of the Sea offers children the chance to take part in the School Choir.


Children have the opportunity to access additional resources including, ‘Rock Steady Friday’ and ‘Sing Up’. Star of the Sea also works with North Tyneside Music Hub, to provide opportunities for children to collaborate with other schools.


Peripatetic teaching is offered at Star of the Sea. We have a variety of teachers providing an exciting range of one to one lessons from guitar to drums!

Star of the Sea Primary School- Music Curriculum

The National Curriculum for Music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.

Key stage 1

What the children learn

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • play tuned and un-tuned instruments musically

Key stage 2

What the children learn: Pupils will be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians develop an understanding of the history of music.
Have a lovely summer holiday everyone! We will see you back in school on Tuesday, 7th September. Stay safe...
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