At Bayards Hill Primary School, we follow a primary music programme called ‘Charanga Musical School’ to support teaching and learning in music.
What is Charanga Musical School?
Charanga Musical School is an online resource that brings together great music, lesson resources, up to date musical knowledge and educational technology. It supports all aspects of music at Bayards Hill Primary School and provides resources for whole school music activities. The learning within this programme is based on the key components of the primary music curriculum which are:
- Listening and Appraising
- Musical Activities - creating and exploring
- Singing and Performing.
How does Charanga Musical School develop my child’s skills in music?
The objectives from the National Curriculum are taught through half termly units of work and built upon each year. This enables children to gain in depth knowledge and a passion for music. Key units in each year teach the skills of learning to play an instrument and reading music. This then progresses to provide opportunities for performing and composing on the focus instrument as the children refine their skills. Every child at Bayards Hill Primary School learns to play the glockenspiel which begins in Year 1.
What is a typical music lesson like?
Every music lesson introduces the children to a new piece of music from a range of historical periods including the present day. The children are encouraged to identify musical elements like the pulse, rhythm and timbre within the music and identify the instruments that are being played. Background information about the composer and historical period are also shared with the children.
How is your child assessed?
During each unit, your child will participate in a range of assessment activities within lessons and their class teacher will measure their skills progression using the year group assessment statements
If you would like to find out more about Charanga Musical School please visit www.charanga.com