At Padstow we use the award winning Charanga Music scheme of work to support and enhance our music teaching and learning. This provides us with week-by-week lessons for all years from Rec – Y6, with clear progression and exciting whiteboard resources for every lesson.
We then adapt our music teaching to the needs and interests of our children, building in cross curricular links wherever possible. We use this alongside various exciting music units, such as the BBC Ten Pieces which opens the world of classical music to both KS1 and KS2.
Our weekly singing assemblies allow the children opportunities to develop their singing skills and gain an understanding of how ensembles work. Children are challenged to reflect on their music knowledge and question themselves how do they know more, remember more and understand more.
In previous years, we have worked with the Cornwall Music hub to provide whole class instrumental teaching and we plan continue this into the future. We also take an active part in community events such as learning traditional songs for May Day, Harvest, Nativity and a Christmas Carol performance at the local church. We also take part in Song Fest, a countywide vocal project.