The school has a long tradition of musical activity, offering opportunities for children to develop their talents during lessons, projects and assemblies. We follow the Charanga music scheme throughout the school.
Music interweaves through all areas of learning and development of the EYFS curriculum. Music can be a way of exploring, communicating and responding to experience. Making music with others can be a social experience whether this be two or more children making music with pots, pans or traditional instruments or joining in with familiar refrains and songs. This interaction with others, whether this be with one other person or a group, is personal to each individual and is often an expression of feelings. All vocal communication is comprised of musical elements such as pitch, rhythm and timbre, demonstrating that musicality is an intrinsic part of being human. Music is seen as a core component of children’s learning throughout EYFS and is shared with our youngest children to ensure they have broad, balanced and rounded experiences in early childhood.
Key stage 1 -
Pupils should be taught to:
use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
play tuned and untuned instruments musically
listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.