St Michael’s CE Primary School uses Charanga Music Units of Work to enable 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.
A range of activities are used throughout the programme and all activities are based around songs. This includes:
Games embedding the interrelated dimensions of music through repetition
Singing is at the heart of all the musical learning
Playing instruments with the song to be learnt – tuned/un-tuned classroom percussion. A sound-before-symbol approach is used but scores are provided as an understanding of notation is introduced to the children
Improvising with the song using voices and instruments occurs in some Units of Work
Composing with the song using instruments occurs in some Units of Work
Perform/Share: Share what has taken place during the lesson and work towards performing to an audience.
The national Curriculum
Progression across Key Stages
Music Knowledge Organisers:
The local authority also offers tuition in a range of instruments. Parents can find out more at East Sussex Music.