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Music at Wroot Travis Charity C of E Primary School

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

National Curriculum -2014


Celebrating World Music Day

How we teach Music

At Wroot Travis Charity Church of England Primary School, the Music curriculum is taught to all children from Nursery to Year 6. We have tailored our Music Curriculum to ensure that it meets the needs of all of our children. We incorporate The New Model Music Curriculum to help us to deliver the aims of the National Curriculum.

The New Model Music Curriculum 2021 states that:

Music is all around us. It is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging. In our schools, music can bring communities together through the shared endeavour of whole-school singing, ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and, through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils, performing. The sheer joy of music making can feed the soul of a school community, enriching each student while strengthening the shared bonds of support and trust which make a great school.

How we teach Music at our School

At Wroot Travis we have adopted the scheme Charanga to support and improve the quality of music teaching that children receive at our school. Charanga works seamlessly with the national curriculum ensuring that learners revisit the interrelated dimensions of music: pulse, voice, pitch and rhythm- building upon previous learning and skills. The learning within this Scheme is based on: listening and appraising, musical activities, creating and exploring and singing and performing.  

Music is taught as a separate subject, but links may be made to other learning such as the children’s topic work for that term. All learners from EYFS to Y6 receive a weekly music lesson supported by Charanga. KS2 learners are taught music for approximately 1 hour a week and Key stage 1 for 30 minutes a week.

The Charanga music scheme allows children to experience a new topic and style of music every half term. Lessons provide children with the opportunity to listen and respond to different styles of music, use their voices and instruments to listen and sing back and have a go at composing their own piece of music. The lessons are planned so that each year children follow on from the learning they completed the previous year and clear progression is evident across the school.

Our progression map for Music can be found here

In addition to the taught music curriculum learners listen to a range of music styles and genres in Act of Worship, as well as having a Choral assembly every week. 

In Ks2 children learn a musical instrument alongside their weekly charanga lesson. Children spend the first few weeks learning about the instrument they are going to play and also have a chance to practice the notes and rhythm.. The children also have the opportunity to perform for teachers and families in both Spring and Summer. 

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If you would like to know more about Music at our school or if you have any questions please contact the Music subject leader (Mrs Higginson) at the school.

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