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Music

INTENT

At St. Mary's C of E Primary Academy we want all our children in music to:

  • Learn as much as possible, so all children are fluent in the fundamentals of music.
  • Ignite Curiosity by intruding children to music through appraising music and participating in musical activities.
  • Become confident speakers and communicators as they begin to perform and present their musical ideas. 

IMPLEMENTATION

Charanga Musical School Units of Work enable children to understand musical concepts through a repetition-based approach to learning. Learning about the same musical concept through different musical activities enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills. The Activity Manual guides you through each strand of musical learning from Reception to Upper Key Stage 2 in order for you, as a teacher, to plan for your teaching and to see the opportunity to embed a deeper learning, knowledge, understanding and skills.

How the Scheme is structured Each Unit of Work comprises the of strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music

  • Listening and Appraising     
  • Musical Activities 
  • Performing

Charanga Musical School Units of Work enable children to understand musical concepts through a repetition-based approach to learning. Learning about the same musical concept through different musical activities enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills. The Activity Manual guides you through each strand of musical learning from Reception to Upper Key Stage 2 in order for you, as a teacher, to plan for your teaching and to see the opportunity to embed a deeper learning, knowledge, understanding and skills.

Musical teaching and learning is not neat or linear. The strands of musical learning, presented within the lesson plans and the on-screen resources, are part of the learning spiral. Over time, children can both develop new musical skills and concepts, and re-visit established musical skills and concepts. Repeating a musical skill doesn’t necessarily mean their progress is slowing down or their development is moving backwards! It's just shifting within the spiral. Mastery means both a deeper understanding of musical skills and concepts and learning something new.

IMPACT