‘Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity’
The National Curriculum
Our Music curriculum intends to inspire creativity and self-expression, encouraging children to work together to create, compose, rehearse and perform. We aspire to instil a lifelong love of music in our children by exposing them to a range of musical genres and experiences. Children will be given various performance opportunities through singing, playing and composing, allowing them to grow as confident and reflective musicians.
We use the “Charanga” learning scheme for Music, which outlines expectations and clear learning outcomes for Music. BBC 10 Pieces and Oak is also used to enrich children’s learning. In the classroom, children will learn all about musical elements and vocabulary and develop their ability to sing, play, compose, perform and evaluate. Curriculum lessons are taught by our Music specialist, Mr Derbyshire, who also delivers piano and drum tuition on rotation throughout the year.
Whole class instrumental teaching takes place in Year 5, where children are taught how to play the ukulele by a specialist Music teacher. Instrumental teaching builds on previous learning and develops children’s understanding of musical notation, playing as an ensemble, and performing.
For more information, take a look at our Music plans below.
The Halle Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall
KS2 classes really enjoyed their trip to see The Hallé Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall.
World Music Day
Websites for Music