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At Liscard we make Music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build the confidence of all. Singing lies at the heart of good music teaching. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music.  Each year one year group has the opportunity to learn an instrument; this has included Violin, ocarina, recorder and Ukulele 

As children get older, we expect them to maintain their concentration for longer and to listen to more extended pieces of music. Children develop descriptive skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent feelings and emotions. We teach them the disciplined skills of recognising pulse and pitch. We often teach these together. Children are taught how to work with others to make music and how individuals combine together to make sounds. We also teach them musical notation and how to compose music. We recognise that there are children of widely different musical abilities in all classes, so we provide, where possible, suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child.

We achieve this in a variety of ways by:

  •  Setting common tasks which are open-ended and can have a variety of responses.
  •  Setting tasks of increasing difficulty (not all children complete all tasks).
  •  Grouping children by ability in the room and setting different tasks to each ability group.
  •  Providing resources of different complexity depending on the ability of the child.
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Additional Musical Opportunities

We have an active choir who met weekly and work towards the Young Voices Concert and other performances. Visits to local Rest Homes, Shopping Centres and Secondary schools to entertain a range of audiences.

Children are offered the opportunity to study a musical instrument with peripatetic teachers. Peripatetic music teaching is organised by the Local Authority’s Schools Music Service. Parents who want their children to participate in the scheme must purchase or hire the instrument and pay the additional music lesson fees on a termly basis. These lessons are normally taught to individuals and/or small groups of children who have chosen to learn one of a variety of instruments, such as the violin or flute. This is in addition to the normal music teaching of the school, and usually takes place during normal lessons from which children are withdrawn for the duration of the instrumental lesson.


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