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Music

Learning outcomes


Primary 1 & Primary 2

  • Sing a variety of songs with a sense of the shape of the melody, keeping to a steady pulse
  • Listen and respond to new sound worlds.
  • Play a variety of classroom such as percussion and handbells instruments with proper playing and holding techniques.
  • Create sound effects with pitch and unpitched instruments, body percussion and voice.
  • Improvise 3- and 4-beat rhythmic and melodic patterns.

Primary 3 & Primary 4

  • Sing and appreciate the different NE and cultural music.
  • Listen and respond to different sound components of music genres and traditions.
  • Respond to different moods suggested in the music heard through body movements and visual representations.
  • Describe mood of music heard.
  • Identify different instruments used in different cultures.
  • Identify basic music elements and concepts.
  • Play different pitched instruments such as the recorder and harmonica.
  • Create and improvise music using pitched and unpitched instruments, body posture and voice.

Primary 5 & Primary 6

  • Distinguish music of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Western culture
  • Recognise and talk about how music is featured in daily living, describing the qualities of the music using appropriate musical terms.
  • Describe the role of music in daily living
  • Play the different pitched and unpitched instruments (e.g. Orff ensemble instruments and digital keyboard)
  • Creating and improvising music using orff instruments, body percussion or voice.
  • Play as an ensemble
  • Critique a performance.

Pedagogical approach

Students will develop various music skills and understanding in a holistic manner. To achieve the learning outcomes, our pedagogical approach equips every pupil with the knowledge, skills and values of music. Below is a list of our teaching approaches:

  • Thematic Approach – Units of learning are designed based on broad themes (e.g. My Home, The World Around Us) to contextualise students’ acquisition of the content
  • Concept Approach – Units of learning are designed based on music elements/concepts (e.g. Rhythm, Texture) to organise the teaching of the content
  • Orff Approach  - combines music, movement and playing of classroom instruments into lessons that are similar to child's world of play
  • Kodaly Approach – using hand signs, rhythm and movement  to teach singing 

 

Key Programmes


Below are some of our key programmes for all levels:

P1

Music and Movement / Singing Songs with NE Values/ Handbells

P2

Vocal Techniques and Choral Singing/ Tambourine Dance

P3

Exploring the Different Groups of Instruments / Singing Folk Songs from Different Cultures / Harmonica

P4

Basic theory in music / Basic Recorder/ Sing Singapore Competition

P5

Basic Skills in the Composition of Music / Basic Keyboard / Recorder / Orff instruments

P6

Exploring the Experiencing the Different Genres of Music / Basic to Intermediate Keyboard / Recorder / Orff instruments


We also have mini concerts, reflection pool performances, competitions for all levels to showcase our pupils' talents and give them the opportunity to perform in front of an audience.

Our school also provides exposure to live music, theatre and concert experience through music concerts performed by professionals.

Playing Instruments

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Vocal Techniques and Choral Singing

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Music and Movement

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LKY Bilingual Song Recording 2013

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Performances and Sing Singapore Competitions

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