Music is taught throughout the whole year in weekly lessons, using the Charanga music scheme. It is either taught by the class teachers or a specialist music teacher. As well as this, some classes have external music teachers, delivering whole-class instrumental tutoring, via the Derbyshire Music Hub ‘Wider Opportunities’ scheme.
Charanga music modules build upon prior learning and cover a range of musical skills, including: reading music, listening to music, playing music and composing music. Children progress from basic music skills (eg picture notation/untuned percussion) in EYFS to reading and composing, using advanced music skills (eg playing as part of an ensemble/reading and composing using standard musical notation) in Year 6.
Our music scheme covers a wide variety of music, with children studying a range of diverse musical genres from, for example: classical, rock, pop, blues, jazz and world music.
Children also listen to the works of many diverse famous composers from a wide range of genres and historical settings, during assemblies, each week. Each composer is learnt about for two weeks at a time. Children also learn a range of songs to sing together during assembly time.
As well as this, we have a range of extra-curricular peripatetic music teachers on offer in school. We currently offer lessons on: piano, drums, violin, guitar and ukulele. We also have a KS2 Choir.
We take part in a variety of enrichment opportunities, such as: external musicians coming in to work with/perform for, the children (Including: The Benedetti Foundation, Singing Stars, Wider Opportunities and Toscana Strings) and we also take part in – and host - Music events within the community (Infant Music Party and The Big Sing).
Music Long term plan
Music Knowledge and Skills progression: EYFS
Music Knowledge and Skills progression: KS1
Music Knowledge and Skills progression: lower KS2
Music Knowledge and Skills progression: upper KS2