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Wisbech St. Mary

Wisbech St. Mary

Church of England Academy
Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust

Music

Charanga Primary Online Resources - Lancashire Music Hub

At Wisbech St Mary, we follow the Charanga Musical School scheme of work. Charanga works seamlessly with the national curriculum ensuring that learners revisit the interrelated dimensions of music: pulse, voice, pitch and rhythm-building upon previous learning and skills. The learning within this scheme is based on: listening and appraising, musical activities, creating and exploring, and singing and performing.  

Music is taught as a separate subject, but links may be made to other learning such as the children’s topic work for that term. All learners from EYFS to Y6 receive a weekly music lesson supported by Charanga. KS2 learners are taught music for approximately 1 hour a week and Key stage 1 for 30 minutes a week.

The Charanga music scheme allows children to experience a new topic and style of music every half-term. The lessons provide children with the opportunity to listen and respond to different styles of music, use their voices and instruments to listen and sing back and have a go at composing their own piece of music. The lessons are planned so that each year children follow on from the learning they completed the previous year and clear progression is evident across the school. 

In addition to the taught music curriculum learners listen to a range of music styles and genres in assembly, as well as having a singing assembly every week. 

Scheme Overview

Learning Progression

Interrelated Dimensions