Music at Holbeach Primary Academy
As a Sing Up Silver Award winner, we foster a love of singing from early years upwards, starting with rhymes and counting songs and progressing eventually to rounds in 3 or 4 parts, for example. We give children opportunities to learn to play musical instruments, tuned and untuned, to play melodies, add accompaniments and create short compositions with increasing confidence, imagination and control. They record their ideas using their own graphic notations as well as basic standard notation.
In our academy, all our KS2 children are taught to play ocarinas as part of our curriculum. Children explore and enjoy how sounds and silence can create different moods and effects. This includes the use of software such as Incredibox. They explore their thoughts and feelings through responding physically, intellectually and emotionally to a variety of music from different times and cultures.