At our school, our children:
- Develop understanding of music as ‘a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity’ (National Curriculum 2014);
- Persevere when learning an instrument in order to achieve the very best they can;
- Take pride in their performance, both as individuals and as part of a group;
- Trust and support each other in group work and are compassionate towards each other - taking joint responsibility for compositions and performances;
- Enjoy music for recreation as well as to develop skills;
- Perform in music making at the highest level and in locally and nationally important venues;
- Are given the opportunity to take time to appreciate the beauty of music, both recorded and live.
Our school uses the Charanga scheme of work as supported by Suffolk County Music Service. The Charanga Musical School Scheme provides teachers with week by week lesson support for each year group in the school. It is ideal for specialist and non-specialist teachers and provides lesson plans, assessment, clear progression, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson.
The Scheme supports all the requirements of the new National Curriculum, and provides a practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.