It is our belief that music is a universal language which can play a huge role in the emotional and analytical development of every child.

At Old Buckenham Primary School &  Nursery we use the Charanga Music Scheme to deliver our music curriculum. Our aim is to deliver quality lessons which are engaging and exciting, providing pupils with the opportunity to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, whilst increasing pupils’ confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. The Charanga Music Scheme provides an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.

How the Scheme is structured

Each Unit of Work comprises the of strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music:

  1. Listening and Appraising
  2. Musical Activities
    1. Warm-up Games
    2. Optional Flexible Games
    3. Singing
    4. Playing instruments
    5. Improvisation
    6. Composition
  3. Performing

    Mastery in music

    Charanga Musical School Units of Work enable children to understand musical concepts through a repetition-based approach to learning. Learning about the same musical concept through different musical activities enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills. Musical teaching and learning is not neat or linear. The strands of musical learning, presented within the lesson plans and the on-screen resources, are part of the learning spiral. Over time, children can both develop new musical skills and concepts, and re-visit established musical skills and concepts. Repeating a musical skill doesn’t necessarily mean their progress is slowing down or their development is moving backwards! It’s just shifting within the spiral. Mastery means both a deeper understanding of musical skills and concepts and learning something new.

    Below you will find links to a number of documents which support the delivery of the music curriculum in our school:

    Knowledge _ Skills – Year 1 (1)                                                                                                                                                                                          Knowledge _ Skills – Year 2                                                                                                                                                                                           Knowledge _ Skills – Year 3                                                                                                                                                                                               Knowledge _ Skills – Year 4                                                                                                                                                                                             Knowledge & Skills – Year 5                                                                                                                                                                                           Knowledge _ Skills – Year 6   

    Knowledge Organisers

    The following documents below are shared with our pupils as a way of giving them information about the knowledge they will be learning in each unit. Every document contains the key vocabulary pupils should be learning.

    Knowledge Organiser Year 1 (2)                                                                                                                                                                                         Knowledge Organiser Year 2                                                                                                                                                                                               Knowledge Organiser Year 3                                                                                                                                                                                             Knowledge Organiser Year 4

    Here is a copy of our progression of skills document for Music: Music progression

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