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Chorlton C of E Primary School

“An Adventure for the Mind, and a Home for the Heart”

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Reception places at Chorlton C.E Primary School are still available for 2023 to 2024. For further information, please contact the school office on: 0161 881 6798 or admin@chorlton.manchester.sch.uk

Music and Performance

Intent

  • Inspire and engage pupils to develop a love of music
  • Increase self confidence, creativity and sense of achievement
    Develop learners who can compose and listen with a sense of discrimination
  • Develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music
  • To develop learners who can confidently perform either singing or skilfully playing an instrument, either solo or as part of a group.

 

Implementation

Our music curriculum is mapped out to show a clear progression of skills and knowledge from EYFS to Year 6. At Chorlton C of E we have a specialist music teacher. Opportunities are provided to perform, listen to and evaluate music. Our curriculum gives children a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Children learn to use their voices, create and compose music thinking about pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and musical notation. Through music lessons we enable children to understand musical concepts through a repetition based approach to learning. This approach enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills.

 

Our Music curriculum is also drawn from: 

Charanga 

 

Impact

 

Children at Chorlton C of E enjoy learning about music and playing a variety of musical instruments, including the ukulele, ocarina, recorder, glockenspiel, trumpet, steel pans and a variety of untuned instruments. Children take part in variety of musical lessons, singing assemblies and the school choir, showing their enjoyment of music. Evidence captured during lessons demonstrates how children have learnt new skills and progress, and ongoing assessments show children engage with and enjoy the Music curriculum. Children understand how music can be used to express their emotions and how to express themselves through music. 

Chorlton C of E Primary School

“An Adventure for the Mind, and a Home for the Heart”

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