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Music

Music is all around us. It is the soundtrack to our lives! Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging. In our school, music can bring communities together through the shared endeavour of whole-school singing, ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and, through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils, performing. At Sandilands Primary School we follow the New Model Music Curriculum through the Charanga scheme of work. 

The Music curriculum ensures children sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. This is embedded in the classroom activities as well as the weekly singing assemblies for KS1, Christmas concerts and performances and the opportunities to learn instruments. 

The elements of music are taught in the classroom lessons which give children opportunities to explore different types of music. They have the opportunity to see how music is made, played, appreciated and analysed. In the classroom children are able to explore different types of percussive instruments and are exposed to the four main instrument groups. This enables them to understand the methods of creating notes. They also learn how to compose focussing on different dimensions of music, which enables them to deepen their understanding of the elements of music. Children are also encouraged to perform music to both their peers and adults in concerts and assemblies throughout the school year.