At Holy Rood School, we promote the subject of music as a unique way of communicating, one that can inspire and motivate children. Through the teaching of music using a scheme called ‘Charanga,’ we provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music. Singing lies at the heart of good music teaching. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people. We have weekly singing practises, where children learn new songs for enjoyment and in preparation for Liturgies, Masses and other school celebrations.
In EYFS children learn to engage with and enjoy all forms of music, as well as responding to music in a variety of different ways. As the children move into KS1, we teach them to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. They learn to play tuned and untuned instruments musically as a whole class. Children begin to experiment with, create, select and combine sounds through improvising and composing. In KS2, children build on skills previously taught and learn about music from a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions. They will be taught to play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
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Music Subject Policy
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Music in action at Holy Rood ...
Music Curriculum Lesson
Pupils in Nursery making their own musical instruments as part of the home learning
Children accessing musical instruments in lessons.
Cornet lessons are taught in Year 3 as part of the music curriculum.
Teacher: Paul Fisher
When: Every Wednesday afternoon
Guitar lessons can be accessed through school. Whilst these are private lessons and not part of the whole school music curriculum, they do take place during the school day in the form of 1:1 lessons and small group sessions. For further information, please contact the school office.
Teacher: Sam French
When: Every Tuesday and Wednesday
Piano lessons can be accessed through school. Whilst these are private lessons and not part of the whole school music curriculum, they do take place during the school day in the form of 1:1 lessons. For further information, please contact the school office.
Teacher: Jeremy Hogarth
When: Every Monday (all day) and Wednesday (PM)