We follow the fantastic, interactive Charanga scheme of work where the children are taught the vital parts of music including melodies, pitch, harmony, music appreciation, music history and much more!
Using Charanga, children can listen and appraise popular and classical music, learn how to play and improvise and most importantly, perform! This is done through exciting units with names such as such as 'Mamma Mia', 'I wanna play in a band and 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air!'
The children also have opportunities in the classroom music lessons to learn to play the recorder, glockenspeils and percussion instruments.
As well as our usual classroom based music lessons in which our children can enjoy our vast range of instruments, we have a regular whole school 'Singing together', performance singing in productions and visiting music teachers. The lessons available are for the Violin, Guitar and Keyboard. Our children are encouraged to develop an interest in music and recently we have had a visiting rock band to play to them as well as a visiting 'orchestra' which has enabled the children to try out various instruments of their choice.
We have 3 very popular music clubs; year 3 choir, Year 4, 5, 6 choir and Steel Pans
We have a very active school choir who have performed for numerous events. Most recently, we have attended the Crazy Hats Celebration evening, the Seasonal Concert at The Castle Theatre and a joint performance with the Orpheus Choir. We have established links with a local care home, Lancum House, and the children are regularly invited to perform for the residents.