Our Music Curriculum

All our teachers, specialist and non-specialist, teach music in class and we use the Charanga Musical School Scheme to support teaching and learning.  It provides progression and assessment, as well as engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support lessons.  It is an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.  The interrelated dimensions of music weave through the uits to encourage the development of musical skills as the learning progresses through listening and appraising, differing musical activities (including creating and exploring) and performing.

Each Unit of Work comprises of the strands of musical leanring which correspond with the national curriculum for music:

1.  Listening and Appraising

2.  Musical Activities:  warm up games/flexible games/singing/playing instruments/improvisation/composition

3. Performing

Charanga enables children to understand musical concepts through a repetition-based aprroach to learning.  Learning about the same musical concept through different musical activities enables a more secure, deeper learning and master of musical skills.