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. (Model Music Curriculum 2021)
Our school follows the Charanga Model Music Curriculum which sets out sequences of learning in the following key areas which, when taken together, all contribute towards the steadily increasing development of musicianship:
• Performing/Instrumental Performance
By offering a rich and varied musical framework that nurtures fundamental musical techniques alongside building musical knowledge it is our ambition that every young person should be able to experience music and make progress across the Key Stages.
We are very proud of our school choir which meets weekly and is led by Mrs Cameron and Mrs Kelly. The choir performs at school events and also at events in our local community such as the Beccles Christmas Fair.
Music of the Week
Our Music of the Week is promoted across the school as part of the assemblies and discussed further during music lessons. It provides opportunities for the children to learn more about the history of music and the impact that the artists have on the music world today. The music includes classical and popular music and musical traditions with a spread of diversity, gender, world and UK musicians.