Scheme of work
Music Mark Certificate 2022-23
We have been awarded the Music Mark for Schools in celebration of our commitment to high quality musical experiences throughout school.
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
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.
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.