We follow the ‘Charanga’ Model Music Curriculum Scheme, which allows children to learn about, enjoy and explore music in a sequence which contributes towards a steadily increasing development of musicianship. Music is taught over 3 half terms, with opportunities for children to sing, perform and play instruments threaded throughout the school year. Our learning is based on the elements of musicianship linked through 3 key strands (social theme) of, ‘Music builds community’, ‘Music shapes our lives’ and ‘Music connects us to our world’. Children are given opportunity to explore the link between the strand and the unit, whilst also re-visiting existing knowledge and skills and then building upon and extending their musicianship. The elements of musicianship are:
- Improvising and Composing
Music builds community
Through the elements of musicianship, children explore how music brings us together and teaches us about community.
Music shapes our lives
Through the elements of musicianship, children explore how music connects us with our past, and shapes our lives now.
Music connects us to our world
Through the elements of musicianship, children explore how music connects us with our environment and improves our world.
Music has a rare and unique ability to bring people together; music making can make a whole class, school and community feel connected to others and part of something bigger. The structure of our music curriculum, and resources used, makes it accessible to learners of all abilities.