Music Home Learning
During these strange times, music can be a creative outlet for all of us. Even listening to short pieces of music often helps our well being and helps us to relax.
I have uploaded a document in the 'Files to Download' section with some home learning ideas you may like to do with your children. Included are some examples of some pieces of music for your children to listen to which may help them to relax in these uncertain times.
Below is a link from One Education Music service who provide our music provision at St. Ambrose. They have uploaded lots of documents and continue to update it with ideas and suggestions you may find useful.
A teacher from One Education has also set up the below Youtube channel with songs and warm ups for the children (and adults!) to join in with.
If you require anything else, please contact the school via firstname.lastname@example.org
Why is Music important?
Music has been proven to help children's well-being and focus their concentration. A school which celebrates the musical achievements of its pupils is more likely to have confident, happier children. Listening to and performing a wide range of music also enables pupils to explore different cultures aside from their own, which broadens their understanding and contributes to a deeper understanding of the world around them. This is vital in a school like St Ambrose that aims for each child to be an advocate for change in the world.
At St. Ambrose we use a variety of different schemes to ensure your child is taught the skills in the National Curriculum (available in the files). The National Curriculum splits music skills into three strands; listening and appraising, composing and performing. We aim for every child to be exposed to all three strands in every lesson.
We use One Education Music who provide a specialist teacher once a week to provide curriculum music. We use charanga, music ia the classroom, bbc music and many others to ensure the children receive a broad, balanced and connected curriculum. Please see the files below for the skills and knowledge your child will be taught in each year group.