At St Martha’s our aim is to provide a music curriculum which will enable each child to reach their full potential in music, encourage children to enjoy singing and performing and provide children with the opportunity to perform in front of an audience both within and outside of school.
Our curriculum is supported by ‘Charanga’, a music-based scheme, in which the children learn to sing and play instruments. They also have an opportunity to develop an understanding of pulse, rhythm and notation. The programme incorporates the use of technologies such as ‘Garage Band’, enabling the children to compose their own pieces. In addition we receive high-quality sessions from outside agencies, including the opportunity to learn the ukulele in Key Stage 2.
Children learn to work both independently and as part of a group, ensuring skills of resilience and teamwork are promoted as part of their music learning. Children are enthused and engaged in the wide variety of music activities. Opportunities to perform outside of school ensure our children understand its significance and place within the wider world and that these excite and inspire children’s thirst for knowledge and participation in this subject.