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. At Aldermaston, we use the UK’s leading scheme to teach the National Curriculum for Music – Charanga. This scheme introduces our children to a broad repertoire of music: from popular music, to the Western Classical tradition, and to music from diverse cultures around the world.
Children should :
- Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and cultures, including the works of the great composers and musicians
- Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others
- Have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument
- Use technology (musical software) appropriately to compose and to progress to the next level of musical excellence
- Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated