The intent of our music curriculum is to provide all pupils with a high quality music education which engages and inspires children to develop a life-long love of music:
• to make music accessible to all by providing opportunities to learn to play an instrument.
• to develop talents in all areas of music including creating and composing music and listening to different genres.
• to make singing a focus for all year groups, with some children receiving the opportunity to participate in performances or special events throughout the year.
Music increases self-confidence, creativity and imagination. It provides opportunities for self-expression and gives children a sense of personal achievement. Music plays an important role in helping children to feel part of a community, this is something close to our heart at Red Hall. It is clear that not every child can experience everything we would wish they could be they leave us in year 6, but through our music curriculum we can travel the world, visit new cultures and understand other ways of life. At Red Hall we are aiming for children to embrace their talents, discover new abilities and through our creative lessons we could be introducing your child to a lifelong passion.
At Red Hall we follow the Charanga Musical School scheme. It provides teachers with week by week lesson support for each year group in the school. The scheme supports all the requirements of the national curriculum. In line with the curriculum for music and guidance from Ofsted, this scheme moves away from previous levels and learning objective/outcome concepts to an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.
The experiences your child will receive are:
Ensuring that all children will receive opportunities and experiences at Red Hall and that without school; they may not get the same offer. As a pupil at our school, your child will have access to the following:
• Music lessons that engage and inspire children through Charanga. Charanga scheme is an online music scheme with lots of visual aids and interactive resources to support your children’s learning about music.
• Memorable moments e.g. Mayor Song Contest, Greatest Showman Workshops and Music celebrations in which children work with their classes to create their own music and performance to the school.
• We provide opportunities to participate in extra curricular activities such as a school Choir. The choir promotes a team effort through termly performances such as, Christmas visits to Care Homes and the Church. Children learn new songs weekly and learn how to use harmonies.
• Singing assemblies take place weekly in School. Children get the chance to learn about a new theme of music each week. These themes include: Rock, pop, classical, musical, jazz etc.
• Durham Music Service instrument tuition
• Weekly singing lessons in Key Stage 2. Children then get the opportunity to show their performance to peers and family.
Experiences this year:
Rock & Pop
Choir: Christmas Carol performance at Teesside International Airport
Beat Goes On: Samba Workshop
Experiences coming up this year:
Back Chat Brass
The Mayor’s Song Contest
By the end of their time at Red Hall, we hope our children will have:
• Realised music is more than just singing a song and understand different genres of music
• They will have learnt music terminology and notation as well as knowing how to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.
• Learned 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.
• Understood and explored how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
• To know that music is made through a variety of instruments and that music is composed and written down.
• Developed their creativity by exploring a wide range of musical aspects and know how music is influenced by the time, place and purpose for which it was written.
Children at Red Hall can often find it hard to express their feelings, we want them to see that music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate. Music at Red Hall can offer children a chance to flourish and become MUSICIANS.
Download our Music Vision and Plan here…Music Curriculum Document