“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Plato
Our intention is first and foremost to help children to feel that they are musical, and to develop a life-long love of music.
We focus on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that children need in order to become confident performers, composers, and listeners. Our curriculum introduces children to music from all around the world and across generations, teaching children to respect and appreciate the music of all traditions and communities.
Children will develop the musical skills of singing, playing tuned and untuned instruments, improvising and composing music, and listening and responding to music. They will develop an understanding of the history and cultural context of the music that they listen to and learn how music can be written down. Through music, our curriculum helps children develop transferable skills such as team-working, leadership, creative thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, and presentation and performance skills. These skills are vital to children’s development as learners and have a wider application in their general lives outside and beyond school.
Our curriculum enables pupils to meet the end of key stage attainment targets outlined in the national curriculum, which allows us to inspire children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.
Here at Hensingham Primary School we use Charanga.