At St. Matthew’s we follow the Charanga programme which is an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.
The interrelated dimensions of music weave through the units to encourage the development of musical skills as the learning progresses through listening and appraising, differing musical activities (including creating and exploring) and performing.
All activities are based around a song.
Games embed the Interrelated Dimensions of Music through repetition
Singing is at the heart of all the musical learning
Playing instruments with the song to be learnt - tuned/un-tuned classroom percussion and an option to play any band instrument.
Improvising with the song using voices and instruments occurs in some Units of Work
Composing with the song using instruments occurs in some Units of Work