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.
Music remote learning
We know how much the children at St. Ambrose love musis and while you are learning at home, Mr Leonard has done some online music lessons to follow at home. There will be a new one every week and the links are below. You can listen to them as many times as you like and we would love to see pictures and videos of you joining in. Please send them to your class email address.
Years 1 & 2 Week 3