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Curriculum  »  Music


We have carefully chosen a high-quality music curriculum to engage and inspire children to develop both a love of music and their talent as musicians. 

The children are taught six units of music a year via an effective, interactive scheme called Charanga. The children enjoy learning through activities and games which cover the musical dimensions (for example pulse, rhythm and pitch),  through singing and playing instruments, listening and creating music – all linked through a central song or piece. They develop their skills to use improvisation and composition in both the use of their voice, body percussion and a range of instruments across each unit of work. Through their music exploration, children develop their self-confidence and ability to express themselves through their own musical ideas, views and opinions. 

Each lesson has clear and sequential skills which are taught to enable children not only to learn about music; they behave like musicians who are able to share and perform using their growing skills. Children are taught how to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians. Charanga will take the children on a journey to explore a range of materials from across the ages and around the world.

Through our successful Music curriculum, our children will develop a greater sense of self which in turn plays a part in their emotional and social development. We are committed to enabling this vital development of our pupils through musical experiences.