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St Pancras Catholic Primary

St Pancras
Catholic Primary School

Music

Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.’ (Aristotle)

A full and comprehensive musical curriculum is highly beneficial to all pupils. The school music curriculum will provide all pupils with opportunities for singing and playing simple melodic instruments, tuned and un-tuned percussion; exploring sounds; and active and passive listening. Music can make a powerful contribution to the education and development of children, having benefits which range from those that are largely academic to the growth of social skills and contribution to overall development. Music is a unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act, developing their self-esteem, and maximising their progress in education and not just in music. Music outside of the classroom, such as assemblies and clubs, are an essential part of a vibrant and effective musical life of a school.

At St Pancras we use the Charanga Music scheme and also have singing sessions in Key Stage groups.   Charanga Musical School Units of Work enable children to understand musical concepts through a repetition-based approach to learning. Learning about the same musical concept through different musical activities enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills. 

How the Scheme is structured

Each Unit of Work comprises of strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music:

Listening and Appraising

Musical Activities

Warm-up Games

Optional Flexible Games

Singing

Playing instruments

Improvisation

Composition

Performing

Curriculum overview of Music at St Pancras

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Rainbows EYFS

Me!

My Stories

Everyone

Our World

Big Bear Funk

Reflect, rewind and replay

Year 1

Hey You!

Rhythm in the Way we Walk and Banana Rap

In the Groove

Round and Round

Your Imagination

Reflect, rewind and replay

Year 2

 

 

Hands, Feet, Heart

Ho, ho, ho

I wanna play in a band

Zootime

Friendship Song

Reflect, rewind and replay

Year 3

 

 

Let your Spirit Fly

Glockenspiel Stage 1

Three Little Birds

The Dragon Song

Bringing us Together

Reflect, rewind and replay

Year 4

 

 

Mamma Mia

Glockenspiel Stage 2

Stop!

Lean On Me

Blackbird

Reflect, rewind and replay

Year 5

 

 

Livin’ On A Prayer

Classroom Jazz 1

Make You Feel My Love

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Dancing In the Street

Reflect, rewind and replay

Year 6

 

 

Happy

Classroom Jazz 2

A New Year Carol

You’ve Got a Friend

Music and Me

Reflect, rewind and replay

 

See https://charanga.com/site/musical-school/ for more information on our Music curriculum.