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Whinstone Music

For the school year 2020-21, music will be taught within classes. It is planned into the following sequence:

MUSIC

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

HEY YOU!

Exploring pulse, rhythm and pitch

HARVEST / CHRISTMAS

SONGS AND PERFORMANCES

IN THE GROOVE

Exploring different genres of music

ROUND AND ROUND

Music from Latin America and other countries

YOUR IMAGINATION

Exploring all elements of music

REFLECT, REWIND & REPLAY

Consolidate the foundations of the language of music

Year 2

HANDS, FEET, HEART

An integrated approach to learning musical elements

HARVEST / CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR PERFORMANCES

I WANNA PLAY IN A BAND

Emphasis on performing together.  Focus on The Beatles

ZOOTIME

Focus on the reggae genre and the historical context of music styles

FRIENDSHIP SONG

Focus on rhythm, pitch and pulse

REFLECT, REWIND & REPLAY

Consolidate all learning from the year

Year 3

LET YOUR SPIRIT FLY

Focus on the historical context of musical styles

HARVEST / CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR PERFORMANCES

THREE LITTLE BIRDS

Focus on the reggae style and historical context of other musical styles

DRAGON SONG

Focus on funk style and other music from around the world

BRINGING US TOGETHER

Focus on disco style and performing in unison

REFLECT, REWIND & REPLAY
Consolidate learning from the year

Year 4

MAMMA MIA!
Focus on music from 70s and 80s and ABBA as a band

HARVEST / CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR PERFORMANCES

STOP! (Anti-bullying song)
Focus on different genres of music and composing with them

LEAN ON ME

Focus on performing together in unison

BLACKBIRD

Focus on performing and composing using all musical elements

REFLECT, REWIND AND REPLAY

Consolidating all learning from this year

Year 5

LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER

Focus on music from the rock genre and analyse own performance skills

HARVEST / CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR PERFORMANCES

INSTRUMENTS OF THE ORCHESTRA

Focus on different families and role of conductor

FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR

Focus on hip-hop / rap genre and compose own rap music

DANCING IN THE STREET

Focus on the Motown genre and its importance to the development of popular music

REFELCT, REWIND AND REPLAY

Consolidate all learning from this year

Year 6

HAPPY

Focus on pop / Motown genre

 

HARVEST / CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR PERFORMANCES

PERIODS OF MUSIC HISTORY

Looking at music from Mediaeval era to the 20th Century and now

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND

Focus on the music of Carole King and her role as a key female composer

REFLECT, REWIND AND REPLAY

Consolidation of everything taught throughout the year

LEAVERS’ SHOW

Learn songs for their final show and include the unit on MUSIC AND ME (Charanga scheme)

At Whinstone, we believe in providing a high quality musical education and the opportunity to be inspired by professional musicians in a wide range of musical genres.  As such, we provide numerous opportunities throughout the academic year for pupils to work with skilled, professional tutors to be taught numerous instruments which include drums, guitars, woodwind, violin and vocal lessons.

These are taught by… 

Josef Collier

Guitar Tutor

Bethal Nutter

Singing Tutor

Jack Young

Drumming Tutor

Mr. Lawrence

Violin Tutor

(Tees Valley Music Service)

Steve Bone

Woodwind Tutor

 

Children receiving lessons from these tutors will have opportunities to perform in school to their peers and at concerts hosted by the specialist teachers.

 

We also have a Key Stage 2 choir which rehearse every Tuesday lunchtime and perform at various points in the year, e.g. Christmas Fayre, local nursing homes, Summer Fayre.  We sing a whole range of songs from World War Two classics to pop favourites!

 

In addition to all of this, children get a range of opportunities to perform throughout the year at whole school events such as ‘Whinstone’s Got Talent and ‘Whinstonbury’