Music Week


Scheme of work

Music

Music Mark Certificate 2022-23
Updated: 25/11/2022 1021 KB
We have been awarded the Music Mark for Schools in celebration of our commitment to high quality musical experiences throughout school.
Curriculum map
Updated: 20/10/2022 476 KB
This curriculum map outlines the progression of knowledge, skills and vocabulary that is taught throughout the school. It is a spiral curriculum so many outcomes are repeated to build up a strong foundation using pedagogic principles. We use a combination of units from the two Charanga Schemes of Learning in order to select the units that we blend together to create a diverse and interesting curriculum.
Scheme of Work for Music
Updated: 10/10/2022 312 KB
We use Charanga as a basis for our music curriculum. We have built our own scheme of work, which covers the curriculum throughout school in a spiral, where concepts, knowledge and skills are revisited, and children are taught to appreciate different kinds of music. In addition to the Charanga lessons, we teach music as a celebration through our worship at Harvest time, Christmas and Easter. We also teach the children to sing in unison and to perform as part of a larger group: EYFS and KS1 perform a musical nativity each year; Lower KS2 take part in the Cumbria Music Hub's Big Sing with other schools and KS2 perform a musical production in the summer term. We also perform to parents and children in our annual Charanga concert, where we showcase the music we have prepared in class.
Musical Styles
Updated: 31/08/2021 284 KB
Musical Progression Guide
Updated: 31/08/2021 507 KB
Musical Concepts
Updated: 31/08/2021 112 KB

Music Provision: 

Peripatetic lessons

We use two specialist teachers for music:

Mrs Nicola Rich - violin, piano & singing

Mr Ric French - guitar

The children who learn music with Mrs Rich and Mr French get the opportunity to perform to children and parents regularly. 

Please enquire in the school office for further details of timing and costs. 

Teaching of Music

We use the Charanga Music scheme throughout school. The classes get to perform to each other in a Charanga concert.

The children listen and respond to BBC Ten Pieces and other pieces of music during Collective Worship to provide a varied diet of high quality music of all genres. 

Children sing hymns and other songs during the weekly celebration assembly on a Friday afternoon and in School Church. 

The children in Year 3, 4 and 5 learn to play the recorder as a whole class and Children in Y3, 4, 5 and 6 develop their musical skills and knowledge using glockenspiels. 

Each year, EYFS and KS1 pupils perform a musical nativity to parents at Christmas and KS2 perform a summer musical in July. 


Music


  • Class 1 sang Old Macdonald Had a Farm and played their instruments.
  • Some of the Y6 children composed an accompaniment to our song, which they played on the piano.
  • Year 3/4 are learning to play the recorder. They played four short pieces in unison.
  • Year 4/5 sang a fantastic rendition of Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds", complete with actions, which they had choreographed themselves!
  • Year 6 played an accompaniment to My Best Friend, which they had composed on the glockenspiels. We also had someone improvising their own tune and our pianists playing their own accompaniment. Some of the class kept us in time with their shakers.


Benedetti Music