Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
We follow the Charanga Music Scheme which provides teachers with week-by-week lesson support for each year group in the school. It provides lesson plans, assessment, clear progression, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson. The Scheme supports all the requirements of the national curriculum.
In line with the curriculum for music and guidance from Ofsted, this Scheme moves away from the previous levels and learning objective/outcome concepts to an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.
Each Unit of Work focuses on the strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music:
In Years 5 and 6, children have the opportunity to learn a brass instrument (cornet, baritone or trombone) and our aim is to rival the RAF Central Band! We buy into the Oxfordshire County Council's Music Service and have Mr Brown come into school each week to work with the children to turn them from novices into master music makers!