Sandhurst Primary School believes that the study of Music enables children to enhance their personal lives to enjoy performing, composing and appreciating music with others. We help and encourage all children to take part in enjoyable musical activities. Music at all levels helps to instil discipline and promote an understanding that working with others towards a common aim is rewarding.To ensure that the children meet a range of coordinated, progressive musical activities the curriculum is taught in unit based schemes of work based on NC programmes of study using the award-winning Charanga music programme.
Teaching through Charanga enables children to understand musical concepts through a repetition-based approach to learning. Learning about the same musical concept through different musical activities enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills. The teacher, is able to plan and provide the opportunity to embed a deeper learning, knowledge, understanding and skills.
Children in Years R to 4 learn how to play the glockenspiels and children in Year 5 and 6 learn to play the recorder as part of their weekly music lesson. You can find out more about the content of each unit on the year group overviews.
Music allows children to develop their own self confidence within an expressive art form and to consider the contribution of others to the group. Music has its place alongside the other arts subjects and is well integrated into the school curriculum.
As well as its intrinsic worth as a subject Music also gives children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties an opportunity to develop necessary functional and social skills in a context away from individual desk based work.
At Sandhurst Primary School we also offer a wide range of extra activities to embed our children’s musical experience. This includes: participation in the Young Voices programme and an annual trip to the O2 to perform; attending a range of other musical activities such as Kidenza; and offering Rock Steady Music tuition and regular performances.
We are also proud to be recognised as a Music Mark school for our commitment to providing high quality music lessons throughout the school.
Our music curriculum is based on the Charanga world-leading music teaching and learning platform.
Charanga is a music education and technology company based in Brighton in the UK. They hve developed an online platform that provides teachers and students with the help and resources they need to achieve their musical ambitions.
They, like us believe that everyone who uses the Charanga platform should enjoy every minute of their music education. We are both passionate about children’s music learning and its potential to help them grow up as kind, curious, and open-minded young people, who are sensitive and knowledgeable about music and the arts.
“We know that we can transform music teaching and learning by combining world-class educational technology, solid pedagogy, and great resources. This is what has driven Charanga from its very beginnings.”
Find out more by visiting their website : https://charanga.com/site/musical-school/