In order to ensure that knowledge is well sequenced in lessons, and the breadth of study is covered, all year groups follow a progressive long-term plan that is built around the national curriculum. Our plan uses resources from Charanga and we adapt these to meet the needs of our pupils. The Charanga scheme of work is ideal for specialist and non-specialist teachers and provides lesson plans, assessment, clear progression, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson.
The scheme supports all the requirements of the new National Curriculum and provides a practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.
While there are opportunities for children of all abilities to develop their skills and knowledge in each teaching unit, the planned progression built into the scheme of work means that the children are increasingly challenged as they move through the school.
We provide the children with a range of musical opportunities and experiences.
We encourage children to listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
Children use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
The children play untuned and tuned instruments with an increasing sense of rhythm.
We teach them the disciplined skills of pulse and pitch, how to make music together, to understand musical notation or symbols, and to compose pieces using tuned and un-tuned instruments, body percussion and vocal effects.
In addition to this, children also take part in weekly singing assemblies and Key Stage 1 children have the opportunity to be a part of the school choir which performs regularly.