Music Key Stage 1

Curriculum Co-ordinator: Simone Edwards

The Saint Ronan’s Pre-Prep Music programme strives to provide a foundation for basic music literacy and appreciation. Students experience music sequentially, through singing, moving, playing, listening and creating. Music concepts explored at each grade level include rhythm, melody, harmony, tone colour, form and expression.

Music naturally reinforces other areas in the curriculum, such as Literacy, Numeracy, Science and SHAPE. As a universal language, music allows all students to excel and participate freely and equally. In Music we educate, motivate and celebrate the talents of all pupils. Children have two class lessons per week — one focusing on the elements of music and one on cross-curricular connections.

At Saint Ronan’s we encourage a love of music and provide opportunities for all pupils to develop their imagination and self-confidence. Furthermore there is a weekly communal singing lesson focusing on singing skills. Music is also incorporated into the celebration Assembly, in the form of finger-plays, action songs and rhymes.

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Squirrels & Owls

Steady beat activities
Crotchets, quavers, minims and rests
The Nutcracker
Music of the Nativity
Autumn songs and activities
Harvest
Steady beat activities
Crotchets, quavers, minims, semibreves
and rests
Lines and spaces on the staff
Floor staff games
Spring songs and activities
Carnival of the Animals
Steady beat activities
Crotchets, quavers, minims, semibreves
and rests
Recognising FACE on the staff
Floor staff games
Summer songs and activities
 Space

Foxes,
Otters & Badgers

Steady beat activities
Beats grouped in 2s and 3s
Crotchets, quavers, minims, semibreves and corresponding rests
Music of the Nativity
The Nutcracker
Autumn songs and activities
Harvest
Steady beat activities
Beats grouped in 2s
and 3s
Time signatures
Treble clefs
Crotchets, quavers, minims, semibreves and corresponding rests
Cross-curricular links
Ternary form
Peter and the Wolf
Steady beat activities
Beats grouped in 2s, 3s and 4s
Crotchets, quavers, minims, semibreves and corresponding rests
Cross-curricular links
Recognizing spaces on the staff
String section of the orchestra