At Stonehill School, we recognise the importance of Music across the curriculum and the role it has to play in promoting cultural diversity. The intent of the music curriculum at Stonehill is to provide all children with a range of opportunities to learn and experiment with sounds, rhythm and notation. It is our vision for every pupil to succeed and achieve their potential as well as to learn something new. It is our role to inspire pupils through offering fun and engaging music lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all. We want our pupils to appreciate and know the benefits of listening to and playing music. Through our teaching of music, we will provide opportunities for pupils to develop values and mindfulness skills through calm and reflective opportunities across the curriculum. Through skills learned, children will have opportunities to perform in large and small groups.
1. To develop musically competent learners
2. To develop engaged learners
3. To develop reflective learners
4. To give children a range of opportunities to experiment with instruments.
We intend to do this by:
- Ensuring all children have opportunities to experiment and practice a wide range of instruments both individually and with their peers.
- Providing a stimulating, challenging and engaging learning environment with a range of activities.
- Allowing children to review their learning by watching back videos and performances.
Summer term music topics
Big Bear Funk
|This is a song about using your imagination. Children will listen to a range of songs and suggest ways in which the musicians and artists have produced an image of imagination. Children will have opportunities to compose their own imaginative songs.|
by Joanna Mangona and Pete Readman
This is a song about being friends. Children will be able to produce their own friendship songs using the glockenspeils.
Bringing us together
|This is a six-week Unit of Work. All the learning in this unit is focused around one|
song: Bringing Us Together - a Disco song about friendship, peace, hope and unity.
|All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: Blackbird by The Beatles - a song about civil rights|
Dancing in The Street
|All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: Dancing In The Street by Martha And The Vandellas.The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked.|
Music and Me
Music and Me is the first in a series of units focusing on inspirational women working in music, and part of Brighter Sound’s pioneering gender equality initiative both Sides Now.
Throughout this series, your students will explore the concept of ‘identity’ – the various elements that shape us. In this unit, we start with gender, with reference to social and cultural differences.
They will be invited to try out different ways of making their own music, while exploring the work of some of the most influential women in music over the last 100 years.
Spring Term 2 Music Topics
Learn to sing nursery rhymes and action songs:
Round and Round
This is a six-week Unit of Work that builds on previous learning. All the learning is focused around one song: Round And Round, a Bossa Nova Latin style.
|his is a six-week Unit of Work. All the learning is focused around one song: Zootime. The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the interrelated dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked.|
The Dragon Song
The Dragon Song by Joanna Mangona and Pete Readman
This is a song about kindness, respect, friendship, acceptance and happiness.
Lean on Me
A Soul/Gospel Song by Bill Withers
This is a six-week Unit of Work. All the learning is focused around one song: Lean On Me
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Old-School Hip Hop by Will Smith
This is a six-week Unit of Work. All the learning is focused around one song: The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.
You've got a friend
All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: You've Got A Friend by Carole King
Looking at pulse and rhythm.