At Cranborne we are committed to providing the children with high-quality Music lessons. Music lessons are taught using a specialist website called Charanga Music. This website allows the milestones across the age ranges, from EYFS to Year 6, to be comprehensively covered through a range of songs and fun activities. Children begin in Reception to sing and recite action songs and by Year 6 they are able to compose music using different instruments.
September 2021 saw the implementation of the new Model Music Curriculum. This has now been developed further and our school focus this year, is on performing using a variety of instruments. Each year group will be encouraged to listen to and sing different styles of music. Year on the year, the children will develop their listening skills and learn to identify different instruments and genres. Our music choices at Cranborne, focus on the wider world and allows the children to express their thoughts and feelings in a variety of ways. In the summer term of year 3, the children will learn to play the recorder. These skills will be developed in year 5 when the children will learn to play the guitar in small group sessions. Both these activities will develop their musical skills through listening and performing.
Every other week, on a Wednesday, the children participate in a singing assembly (KS1 one week, KS2 the next). The children will learn a variety of songs, often chosen by the children themselves. Other songs are chosen around yearly themes - Harvest, Christmas, the seasons etc - and the children will be given opportunities to perform these songs to a wider audience. Each assembly will begin with a listening task where the children's developing musical knowledge will be challenged.
Please see below for the curriculum map and the progression map.
Extra Curricular Music
We provide Piano, Violin, Brass, Woodwind and Guitar lessons. This lessons run for children in Years 2 to 6. If you child is interested in starting these lessons then please follow the instructions below.
For Guitar or Woodwind instruments, please use the link below to book directly with Herts Music Service.
For Piano, Brass or Violin lessons then please contact the school office for the contact details of the teachers.
Our KS2 choir has now restarted. The children are busily preparing for our Young Voices Concert at the O2 in January. If you would like your child to sign up for choir, then please see the letter that came out last term.
Mrs Davis - Music Coordinator