At St Anne Line Infant School, we use a combination of the Music Express scheme of work and Charanga, an online music programme with a range of exciting resources. The children are given a wealth of musical experiences and opportunities to develop their skills and understanding of how music is made. The content of the music curriculum includes using sounds and music to make responses, singing and playing a whole array of percussion and other instruments; composition and music appreciation. There is also a programme of music appreciation so that children learn about composers and their works. Each child has an opportunity to learn either the recorder or the glockenspiel in a small group setting.
Music plays a major part in school through assemblies, masses and performances and children have many opportunities to participate by singing or playing their instrument. We are also enjoying the BBC schools programme which highlights ‘Ten Pieces’ of music each year. Some pieces are original compositions but others form part of a diverse repertoire of compositions from different eras and different cultures.