Music at Coxheath is a valued subject that children of all ages can access and enjoy. We know the importance of skill progression within Music and use an online scheme called ‘Charanga’ to teach the English Model Music Curriculum. This scheme provides children with the clear progression of skills and development of knowledge they need to develop themselves as well-rounded musicians. At Coxheath, Music is taught on a weekly basis, every other term and the children are provided with opportunities to explore the glockenspiel, learn how to listen and appraise, explore notation in addition to learning how to sing.
At Coxheath, Music is evident throughout the school, starting in Reception. Music is woven into their daily routines though their continuous provision and specific singing sessions. Throughout the school, we are developing children’s musicianship, allowing them to express themselves to become skilful musicians.
There are also many opportunities throughout the year for children to perform to an audience, starting from the Nativity play in Year R to the Year 6 pantomime at the end of the year. Children are exposed to live music and performances throughout the year, through church services, productions, performances and weekly singing assemblies.
We have piano and guitar lessons taking place within the school, across the week, which is an excellent way for children to begin their journey into learning an instrument. Here at Coxheath, we understand the importance of specialist teaching and the impact it can have on a child’s musical journey. We therefore have a specialist music teacher in Year 4 who teaches the ukulele throughout the year. Coxheath are proud of its students and celebrate their successes through performances in whole-school assemblies. We treasure the musical moments we have as we believe self-expression is valuable to the pastoral development of our pupils.
“A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.” – The National Curriculum 2014