At St Gregory and St Patrick's Catholic Infant school we want to ensure all children are given the opportunity to make the most of every gift they have been given by providing a broad and inclusive music curriculum to allow children to fulfil their potential.
We plan music which allows for development throughout the year groups, building on previous learning. Each year we provide children with opportunity to play a range of musical instruments, including glockenspiels, learn and perform songs and also perform their Christmas plays.
All of our planning is chosen through the Charanga Original Scheme which follows the National Curriculum for music in key stage 1. In Early Years we use Development Matters to support our planning allow children to reach the early learning goals.
Throughout the school we use Charangas musical calendar to select different genres, artists and titles to focus on each week through listen and appraisal activities. Within Pre-Nursery and Nursery each week focuses on a different nursery rhyme linked to the season or their chosen topic. Reception and Key Stage 1 follow the music calendar, this provides children with the opportunity to explore and listen to a range of artists and genres ranging from Harry Potter theme tunes to classical music such as Beethoven.
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