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Melbourne Primary School

Melbourne Primary School Melbourne Primary School

MUSIC

The Music Subject Leader is Jen Lawrie 

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." - Plato

Intent

Listen, play, perform, evaluate.

Through the music curriculum at Melbourne Primary School the children have the opportunity to explore their creativity, engage their imaginations, grow in self-confidence and develop listening skills whilst enjoying hearing, performing and creating music of different genres.

Charanga Musical School Curriculum Overview

The Charanga Musical School Scheme provides teachers with week-by-week lesson support for each year group in the school. It provides lesson plans, assessment, clear progression, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson. The Scheme supports all the requirements of the national curriculum.

In line with the curriculum for music and guidance from Ofsted, this Scheme moves away from the previous levels and learning objective/outcome concepts to an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.

How the scheme is structured

Each Unit of Work focuses on the strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music:

  1. Listening and Appraising
  2. Musical Activities
    1. Warm-up Games
    2. Optional Flexible Games
    3. Singing
    4. Playing instruments
    5. Improvisation
    6. Composition
  3. Performing

Mastery in your Music Lessons

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 teacher, is able to plan and provide the opportunity to embed a deeper learning, knowledge, understanding and skills.

Progression of Skills

Below you will find a document that maps the knowledge and the skills that the children will learn across Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2. Please click the link below to be directed to this document.

Melbourne Primary School
Melbourne, York, East Riding of Yorkshire
YO42 4QE
01759 318369
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