What do children learn in music?

In music, we intend the children 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
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and
    with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology
    appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

To implement this, the school has selected the Charanga Music School scheme as its foundation for classroom music:  https://www.entrustinteractivemusic.co.uk/

Details of learning can be found below.



In addition, through partnership with Entrust Music Services, all children in Year 2 learn to play the recorder, in Year 3 the dood and then progressing to the clarinet in Year 4.  After their initial learning, parents are then able to continue with instrumental tuition if they so choose. Also, children regularly sing together in assemblies and collective worship.



Adaptive teaching and Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Adaptive teaching strategies are used to ensure that all pupils can access learning and remain in the classroom as much as possible. Lessons are carefully planned and scaffolded to ensure that all pupils will be able to achieve the shared learning objective at their own level. Children with the greatest need, for example those with Special Educational Needs (SEN), will be given more in lesson support. This will include: more quality teaching and learning time with the class teacher; activities being broken down into smaller, more manageable steps; a higher level of personalised scaffolding in activities. It is our goal for all learners to be able to achieve the learning objective successfully in every lesson. Through adaptive teaching we aim to foster independence, resilience and self-confidence for every child.