Music is taught throughout the school in a practical and engaging way. We work closely with Oldham Music Centre who provide lots of our extra curricular activities and our Y2 children are learning to play the African drums. We are developing a brass band and even have a rock band. We follow a scheme called “Charanga” which teaches children a wealth of musical concepts using current and well known songs that children will have heard on the radio or recognise as a soundtrack to a film.
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
- perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
- learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
- understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
Please see the link below for the key skills we are aiming to achieve in each year group.