Music

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Music plays an integral role at Edale Rise. Through subject specific teaching, children's knowledge and appreciation of music progresses from simple exploration of sounds, use of their voices and response to sound, to music used for different purposes, rhythm and melody, simple composition and evaluation of musical pieces.

School has a range of tuned and untuned instruments available as well as ICT-based programs which allow the children to appreciate and be creative with other 'virtual' instruments. Year 4 children have the opportunity to learn to play a stringed instrument through the Wider Opportunities Scheme and then, for a nominal fee, continue during Years 5 and 6, whilst those children identified as having a particular talent in keyboard skills can receive tuition in school on a weekly basis.

Singing forms an integral part of school life, with our Early Years Unit and Key Stage 1 in particular using music to learn across the curriculum. Wednesday assembly is our whole-school singing assembly and all classrooms have access to Sing Up, a web-based resource bank of songs. We aim to participate in a whole school singing project each year which, in the past has been a sponsored sing and a Post-SATs sing with other local schools.

Often our topics lend themselves to investigation of different types of music from many different cultures and, indeed, music is sometimes used to launch a topic. We also allow the children to experience a variety of music genres each week in assemblies.

Details about extensions to our in-school music can be found at www.nottinghammusichub.org.uk, the website for the Nottingham City Music Hub Service which aims to support schools and young musicians through provision of additional events and resources.

Finally, we take every opportunity we can to incorporate music as a celebration of our achievements or of world events, whether it is as part of our annual productions, through talent shows or singing performances or during significant events such as the football World Cup, the Olympics or times of religious celebration such as Eid, Chinese New Year and Christmas.

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