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'Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.'

​The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians 
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence 
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.' (Purpose of study - National Curriculum).

At Scholar Green children are taught music lessons through the Charanga scheme of work. Lessons are practical and include a range of: activities, games, singing, playing, performing, improvisation, composition, listening and appraising. Lessons have an ongoing musical learning focus and a unit-specific focus. Children learn new musical skills and concepts and cover a wide range of periods, styles and genres such as jazz, pop, motown, hip-hop and rock.

Children also have the opportunity to appreciate and understand music from different traditions and from great composers. Each year group also study a different composer throughout the year. Our composers this year are as follows:-

Reception- Mozart

Year 1-Vivaldi

Year 2-Bach

Year 3-Tchaikovsky

Year 4-Chopin

Year 5-Holst

Year 6-Beethoven

Music is embraced at Scholar Green in a range of ways through our Singing Assemblies, Music for Life Lessons, visiting specialist teachers, class lessons, school chior, school productions, special celebratory assemblies and our music club!

Opportunities in school have included:

Harvest Service

During October each year, we hold our whole school harvest service. The whole school sing a selection of harvest songs including: All These Gifts, Cauliflowers Fluffy and Beautiful World, and the choir (Singing Scholars) also delight the audience with a superbly rehearsed harvest favourite!!

Christmas

In December, we have the pleasure of performing our Christmas Carol Service at The Parish of Old Rode, where each class beautifully sing a selection of traditional christmas carols to welcome in the Christmas Season.

New Equipment!

In September 2018, following an audit of the school's music equipment, we purchased new glockenspiels to enhance the learning opportunities for our children.

Music lessons at school Scholar Green are fun, engaging and innovative!

Please see the pictures below of the children taking part in music lessons and enjoying our new equipment.

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