At Stenson Fields Primary School we endeavour to deliver high-quality music education, which engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music. As pupils progress, they will be encouraged to listen to music across a range of genres, discussing its qualities critically including through the inter-related dimensions of music, practice and perform solo and group pieces, and create and compose their own pieces of music.
Throughout each year all National Curriculum attainment targets will be covered, using Charanga Musical School. Where possible curricular links will be explored.
Other Curriculum Music Provision
We aim to enrich and enhance the Charanga Music scheme with other musical opportunities and experiences whenever possible.
Year 3 complete the Derbyshire Music Partnership unit using Handbells, giving every child the opportunity to play an instrument as part of an ensemble.
In Autumn 2019, Year 3 has also taken part in the Derbyshire Music Partnership Singing Project. A singing teacher has provided four taught whole class singing sessions, with follow-up sessions with class teachers. This will culminate in a performance to the rest of the school.
Year 5 are part of the Wider Opportunities scheme, giving every child the chance to learn a brass instrument. In the Autumn Term, Panda class have very much enjoyed learning the trumpet and trombone!
In the spring and summer terms, we were lucky enough to have EMCCAN working with us in school on a variety of multicultural music projects. Year 4 took part in a series of drumming workshops, culminating in an exciting performance to parents and pupils, and Year 5 learnt to play the steel pans, demonstrating impressive performance skills.
Assembly Music is carefully selected to expose children to a range of musical styles and genres, and improve the cultural capital of our pupils. Regular singing assemblies in Key Stage 2 provide opportunities for large-scale singing and enable children to use their voices with improving control and expression.
We are very proud of our school choir, who recently performed at our school harvest festival, and have also been invited to sing for a coffee morning at the local church. It was great to meet members of the local community, and team up with Y2 to entertain them!