Music at Manchester Road
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. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
At Manchester Road we teach music throughout the school, starting in our Early years where the children explore sounds, patterns and rhyme. The children are taught to listen carefully to music, and to respond with their thoughts and feelings.
In Key Stage 1 and 2 the children follow the Charanga! scheme of learning, where children practise different musical skills, and learn a range of knowledge.
The school employ the local authority music service to teach across KS2. This ensures all children recieve expert music teaching for half of the year. The teachers then support this with CHaranga units.
To read more about charanga please follow the link below.
Music Concept Map EY - Y6