Our music curriculum is delivered following the Charanga Music Scheme of Work. The Scheme provides us with lessons for each year group from Reception through to Year 6. The Scheme supports all the requirements of the national curriculum and is in line with published Ofsted guidance. Our children thoroughly enjoy their music lessons and study artists from Abba to Bon Jovi!
To view our Long-Term Music Plan 2021-2022 and Knowledge/Skills documents, please see the PDF Files below.
In addition to this, the school have strong links with NMPAT (Northants Music and Performing Art Trust) and we offer pupils in Key Stage 2, opportunities to experience short programmes of teaching with specialist music teachers. In recent years we have had African Drumming, Violins, Ukulele and Guitars. The children follow a 10 week programme and we always finish with a special performance for parents and carers. The children gain great musical experience from these workshops and the experience often prompts the children to pursue music lessons.
NMPAT also provide us with peripatetic teachers who come into school to teach instruments each week. We can offer lessons for the following instruments:
If your child is interested in playing an instrument, please contact Mrs Early firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
As a whole school, we have singing assemblies each week and the children learn a range of songs to fit in with seasonal and PSHCE themes. The children also enjoy performing songs as part of their class assemblies.
‘As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.’
(Dept. for Education National curriculum in England: music programme of study, 11.9.13)
Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust