In the Gateway Federation, we believe that the teaching of Music is an important and valued element of the broad and balanced curriculum that we are striving to provide. We aim to build Music into our curriculum to inspire and engage all children and create an enjoyable learning experience for all.
We are passionate about encouraging children to participate in a variety of musical experiences and motivational learning projects through which we aim to challenge, nurture creativity and sensitivity, build confidence and develop resilience of all children for current and future learning.
As we move through the school, some teachers draw upon the Charanga Scheme to support our music teaching as well as linking activities to the class topic in a thematic approach. In all cases we build on the music skills learned in the previous year group to enable progression. KS2 classes, are taught by a music specialist including through the music hub’s Wider Opportunities scheme which allows children to learn to play a carousel of tuned and un-tuned musical instruments in the lower Key Stage years and a tuned musical instrument in the upper years.
Key Music Documents
Recommended Reads and Listening
Useful Music Websites
Music in the Local Area