The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all children:
perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
be taught to sing, create and compose music
understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated
At Shawlands, we follow the Charanga Scheme alongside teacher’s own planning and resources. This enables children to gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres.
We are committed to developing a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life.
We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.