The INTENT of Music at Clearwell
Music at Clearwell is central to delivering our mission statement to, ‘create a positive atmosphere where the children feel happy and secure’. When we sing and make music together we build a sense of collectiveness, we are communicating effectively and we enjoy ourselves! At Clearwell the intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres.
How Music is taught at Clearwell (Implementation)
- The whole school uses the music scheme Charanga as a starting point for music learning and teaching.
- The scheme ensures that each term children have the opportunity to develop musical skills, including listening to and discussing music, composing, performing and learning about the history of music.
- It also allows pupils regular access to the schools tuned and untuned instruments including recorders, glockenspiels and drums.
- The scheme is supplemented and extended in a number of ways including: specialist-led whole class music lessons. These Wider Opportunities lesson ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through whole-class ensemble teaching programs.. Pupils also participate in Young Voices and individual music tuition.
The IMPACT of learning Music at Clearwell
- A love of music and the sound of music making in our school
- The positive influence music has on our children’s personal and social development and mental well being
- The positive influence music has on our school and wider community
- An understanding of how music reflects diversity in our world
- An opportunity to showcase talents and build confidence