At St. Patrick's Catholic Primary Academy, we follow the National Curriculum and we use the music scheme, Charanga, to ensure that children receive a broad and balanced music education. The intention of our music scheme 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.
Currently, our Music lessons are taught throughout the school by our dedicated and talented Music coordinator, Mrs J Hasioszyn.
Our children in Lower Key Stage Two, will take part in a whole class instrumental programme. In Year 3 and Year 4, the children will learn to play the recorder.