Music is taught throughout the school as a class subject and in a cross-curricular way. The aim is to develop each child’s musical potential giving opportunities for self-expression and creativity. We use the Charanga Music Scheme to support teaching and learning alongside Sing Up and the online version of Music Express. Charanga is based on an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning. The interrelated dimensions of music weave through the units to encourage the development of musical skills as the learning progresses through listening and appraising, differing musical activities (including creating and exploring) and performing.
Instrumental tuition is available to children who wish to take advantage of it. The children are taught individually or in small groups.
Each year we take advantage of the Cornwall Music Service Trust ‘First Access’scheme to enable a class to receive free whole class tuition on a musical instrument. This may be using instruments already owned by the school (eg.recorder) or hired from the Trust (eg.guitar).