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At Holy Rood School, we promote the subject of music as a unique way of communicating, one that can inspire and motivate children. Through the teaching of music using a scheme called ‘Charanga,’ we provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music. Singing lies at the heart of good music teaching. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people. We have weekly singing practises, where children learn new songs for enjoyment and in preparation for Liturgies, Masses and other school celebrations.

In EYFS children learn to engage with and enjoy all forms of music, as well as responding to music in a variety of different ways. As the children move into KS1, we teach them to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. They learn to play tuned and untuned instruments musically as a whole class. Children begin to experiment with, create, select and combine sounds through improvising and composing. In KS2, children build on skills previously taught and learn about music from a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions. They will be taught to play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.

Please click here to see the Music Curriculum Map