At St Paul’s, we know how powerful music can be as a form of expression and communication and therefore place an importance of designing and delivering a music curriculum that allows pupils to learn, develop and hone their musical abilities with regular opportunities for children to perform.
Two units of music will be taught within the school year, using Charanga as a framework for planning. Both units have been placed so that meaningful links can be made with other curriculum areas.
One unit will focus on singing and the inter-related dynamics of music. These units have been selected with consideration to diversity, and with opportunities to listen, respect and reflect on different styles and genres. The other unit selected will focus on composition, creativity and playing instruments. Within these units, children will have opportunities to improvise and communicate messages and meaning, whilst learning musical notation.
As well as these two units, there will be additional opportunities throughout the year to sing with confidence in performances, sing songs linked to other curriculum areas and learn about the history of music within a themed week/day. This design enables staff to engage fully with the core aims, ensuring the intent is covered.