Music is taught as a discrete subject with links made to other subjects where appropriate. From the moment children enter our school in Nursery, they have the opportunity to sing and make music as part of the school day. Music is taught in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 as part of the National Curriculum where they learn to compose and perform, in a variety of contexts, and to listen to a wide range of different types of music which they are able to discuss and analyse.
We use Charanga to deliver our Music curriculum. We follow their Model Music Curriculum which ensures that knowledge skills are progressively built upon as children move through the school.
Singing, Listening, Performing, Composing
Exploring pulse, rhythm, pitch, dynamics, texture, timbre and notation
Children also have the opportunity to learn an instrument through our involvement with Somerset Music, and currently our Year 3 and 4 children are learning to play the violin as a whole class and the children in Year 5 and 6, who had violin lessons last year have been given the opportunity to develop their skills further with individual lessons.
Music plays a key role in major school events such as our annual Christmas concert, Harvest Celebration and whole-school summer production in addition to other musical events throughout the year.
Please view the music progression document here