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At Buckingham Park we incorporate music into our creative and exciting curriculum. It develops our pupils’ creativity and deepens their understanding of the world around them.

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Foundation stage

At foundation stage, the children begin to explore the use of different media to create sound and movement. The children sing songs regularly. They create rhymes and rhythms that link closely with their learning environment. The children at Buckingham Park are encouraged to make music using both tuned and un-tuned instruments, and they are given the opportunity to experiment with ways of changing the sounds that they make.

Key Stage 1

At Key Stage 1 pupils experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music. They are encouraged to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. Linked to the topic focus of the term, the children are able to listen, with increased understanding, to a range of live and recorded music.

Key Stage 2

At Key stage 2 the children at Buckingham Park are taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They are also taught to improvise and compose music for a range of purposes, using the interrelated dimensions of music. Through effective teaching, the children develop an understanding of the history of music, with a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions, composers and musicians.

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