Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
Throughout Key Stage One and Key Stage 2 pupils skills in performing, composing and appraising are developed progressively building on the skills taught in previous year groups.
Teachers follow the Charanga Musical schools scheme with weekly lessons. Each Unit of Work in Charanga comprises of the strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music: Listening and appraising, musical activities, warm-up games, optional flexible games, singing, playing instruments, improvisation, composition and performing.
Throughout their time at Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy, children have the opportunity to take part in musical events such as the school Christmas performances. We also provide additional music lessons and enrichment activities including; school choir, performing as part of the School’s Celebration at Snape Maltings and ‘Rock Steady Music’. These all provide further opportunities for the children that they may not normally be exposed to.