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Music

Purpose of Study

Music in Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy aims to engage and inspire the children, helping them to develop a love for music. Over time, pupils self confidence , creativity and achievement in the subject increase. Whilst studying, the children develop their listening composition, performing and evaluation skills.

Aims

Whilst studying music , the children are given opportunity to:

Listen, review, perform and evaluate music from across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of great composers and musicians.
Lean to sing
Learn to use their voices.
Create and compose music individually and with others.
Learn a musical instrument.
Use technology appropriately.
Understand and explore pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture,structure and appropriate musical notations.

Here are lots of websites and resources to encourage all those musical children at home:

Information about singing, news of local events, songs to listen to and download, helping children to become confident singers: http://www.singup.org/

http://www.bgfl.org/index.cfm?s=1&m=239&p=167,index – a fun interactive site where you can play a keyboard and choose what sound it makes – the steel drums, the pan pipes, the double bass or just a keybarod! You can add drum beats and other backing tracks!

http://www.cleo.net.uk/ – click on KS1 or KS2 music to find out about early instruments, composing, conducting and other material.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/4_11/music/mm/ – a fun interactive site where music concepts help to solve mysteries. See how pitch, mood and rhythm can solve the mystery!

http://www.creatingmusic.com/ – this is an online creative music environment for children of all ages. It’s a place for children to compose music, play with musical performance, music games and music puzzles.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/music/ – where science and music meet! You can compose, mix, dance, drum, experiment and listen to music. Questions about science and music are also explained.

http://www.sibelius.com – click ‘try it’ for a free trial of the Sibelius 7 software – you can compose, refine, hear, scan and print your own scores – have a play for free!

http://www.yorkbarbican.co.uk/ – provides music of all varieties

http://www.lcm.ac.uk/concert-season/ – The Leeds College of Music hosts classical music concerts from various periods in history, including opera, barber shop, big band and chamber music.

http://leedsconcertseason.com/view.aspx?id=8 – Leeds Town Hall has concerts of various musical genres.

http://www.ncem.co.uk/ – The National Centre for Early Music in York has a wide range of music concerts, not just Early Music.