At William Austin Infant School, we use the Charanga Music Scheme which is supported by the Luton Music Service and Luton Borough Council. Here, children develop essential skills that can be used in all areas of their learning. Children listen to and respond creatively to a variety of music that spans genres, time, and cultures.
Children experience playing tuned and un-tuned instruments and singing within large and smaller groups. Children are given opportunities to communicate ideas creatively when composing and performing using the elements of music which they are taught.
In EYFS, our learning is focused on listening and responding to different styles of music as well as reciting many popular nursery rhymes. Each Unit is organised into four categories such as:
In Year 1 and 2, music lessons are aligned with the official National Curriculum for Music and the non-statutory Model Music Curriculum. The unit question can be discussed throughout each unit, up to the final unit performance. Each unit sets our sequences of learning around a song in key musical areas which, over time, all contribute towards the steadily increasing development of musicianship: