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Pupils should be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
Pupils should be taught to:
Our music curriculum aims to promote a love of music and inspire to become creative and confident in exploring and understanding the many benefits that it brings to people's lives.
We follow a music scheme called Charanga, and teach music on a fortnightly basis across the school. Each term we teach approximately 6 lessons, which focus on the children learning a particular song. Each lesson begins by giving the children the opportunity to listen and appraise a new song from a range of styles and genres, considering the instruments used, how the song is made up and their opinion on that particular song.
During the main part of the lesson the children are given the opportunity to practise and develop the following skills:
Our aim is for children to leave Arno Vale as:
We learn music to help us develop an appreciation of music and to develop skills so that we can express our thoughts and feelings through sound.