Music is a strong part of everyday life at Barden Primary. It is not only seen as a discrete curriculum area but as a means by which creativity as well as thinking skills may be developed, in addition to self-discipline and interpersonal skills. It is also a key part of our sense of belonging to the school and a way to help the children to grow in confidence.
To provide equal access to music to develop skills, knowledge and understanding;
To provide equality of opportunity for each child to experience and share in a wide variety of music and songs from different styles and cultures;
To encourage children to develop enthusiasm for music.
The scheme of work that we use to support the teaching of music is called Charanga. It provides a range of music from different cultural backgrounds. The scheme supports all the requirements of the national curriculum in England and is in line with published Ofsted guidance. This is supplemented by the teachers’ lesson ideas, and runs alongside other opportunities for musical creativity and expression such as school/class performances, cross-curricular lessons and whole school singing assemblies (when allowed).
Some units may be adapted for remote learning during lockdown.