At Biddick Primary School we firmly believe that participating in music and singing sessions play an important part in our children’s personal development and their ability to express themselves creatively. Music is currently taught in classroom sessions, weekly singing rehearsals and through extra-curricular activities.
Singing is an integral part of musical teaching in our school and provides opportunities for children to work together, develop a sense of community and to achieve common aims. The children enjoy taking part in weekly singing sessions in all Key Stages and we have both Infant and Junior Choirs running after school.
Our Reception/Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 choirs provide opportunities for children to work and perform together in assemblies for their peers and take part in concerts for their parents and the local community. In addition, it provides a platform for older children to become ‘Young Leaders’ and participate in teaching songs to younger children. We hope that taking on these responsibilities will develop their confidence and encourage younger children to participate in and enjoy musical activities.
Following the successful introduction of classroom instrumental teaching in Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2, we are now offering guitar tuition from a specialist music teacher in the Upper Key Stage 2. It is hoped this will build upon musical skills developed in the classroom and provide additional opportunities for children to perform and enjoy taking part in music.
Please use your child's year group page to find out what they are learning about each half term.
SMSC in Music
In Music at Biddick Primary we have a focus on children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Spiritual education in music is developed to inspire children to achieve their best in a creative way; to develop confidence; and to develop their understanding of themselves. In music we respond and reflect on different genres and styles of music. We are able to explore our emotions by listening and playing music. We sing songs and hymns in assembly expressing ourselves, using our imagination when performing and composing.
Moral education in music lessons is developed through teaching and learning and extra-curricular activities. This guides children to respect others through group work, have respect for all genres of music and explore moral issues. We take turns and support each other, having pride in our work.
In music we develop lots of social skills and make this a key focus. The children take part in whole school composition, gain experience in collaboration when performing and composing through working in different sized groups. There is an Early Years/KS1 choir and a KS2 choir, giving children the chance to work with different year groups and this also provides a transition with singing skills. The children take part in school concerts and shows; they also perform outside of the school environment for a variety of people. In most year groups the children enjoy performing to Go Noodle, which makes movement and mindfulness an integral part of the day. Learning a musical instrument promotes positive behaviour and respect when using and sharing resources.
Children increase their cultural knowledge by gaining an appreciation of a wide variety of music from around the world. We listen to a diverse range of music through studying different styles of music. Children have the opportunity to go to the theatre or a concert. The KS2 choir have performed at the SAGE and they have created many community links. A range of musical instrument lessons are offered including ukulele and guitar lessons.