At Nansledan we aim to provide children with a high-quality education in Music, which develops their appraising, historical knowledge, composing and performing skills. They will consistently be given opportunities to be critical and creative within music in order to develop their skills as young musicians.
At Nansledan school we have adopted the scheme Charanga to support music teaching. Charanga works seamlessly with the national curriculum ensuring that learners revisit the interrelated dimensions of music: pulse, voice, pitch and rhythm- building upon previous learning and skills.
The learning within this Scheme is based on: Listening and Appraising, Musical Activities, creating and exploring and singing and performing.
Music is taught as a separate subject, but links will be made to other learning when appropriate, such as the children’s topic work for that term. All learners from EYFS to Y6 receive a at least a weekly music lesson supported by Charanga.
Each Unit of Work comprises of the strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music:
a. Warm-up Games
b. Optional Flexible Games
d. Playing instruments
Charanga enables teachers to use a progressive and interrelated learning spiral which allows children to re-visit established musical skills and concepts to further their understanding of music.