‘Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity’ (The National Curriculum)
At Heather our music curriculum intends to inspire creativity, self-expression and encourages our children on their musical journeys. We hope to instil a lifelong love of music by exposing them to different musical experiences and igniting a passion for music. By listening and responding to different musical styles, finding their voices as singers and as composers.
Our music is taught using the Charanga scheme of work. The scheme ensures students sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. This is embedded in classroom activities as well as weekly singing assemblies, various performances, which include our harvest festival, Christmas plays and end of term shows, and the learning of instruments. The elements of music are taught in classroom lessons so that children are able to use the language of music to discuss it, and understand how it is made, played and analysed.
In the classroom students learn how to play various un-tuned and tuned percussion instruments. In doing so they understand the different elements of creating notes, as well as how to create and read their own musical scores and basic music notation. They also learn how to compose focusing on different dimensions of music.