The Music Curriculum at Woolaston Primary
At Woolaston Primary School the intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. We wish to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music from different cultural backgrounds, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.
We deliver the above intent using the Charanga music scheme across the school. The scheme provides the breadth and depth of musical curriculum that we wish our children to be taught. Charanga is enhanced with instrument lessons in different year groups – for example Ukulele or Violin lessons in Year 4. These lessons are bought in from external providers and are delivered to all pupils.
Our children will be able to identify styles and genres of music. They will be able to express their opinion and emotions in relation to different pieces of music. Children will be able to sing, play and compose, for some children this will be a particular interest that they wish to pursue. Overall, we would want our children to find music that they enjoy and can use music to help them relax and maintain their well being.