At Hunningley Primary Academy, children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music to their own and others’ lives and wellbeing.
The music curriculum ensures children sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate different genres of music. This is embedded in classroom teaching with Charanga. We also aim to ensure that all children participate in concerts and performances where musical talents are celebrated.
The elements of music; singing, listening and appraising, composing and performing, are taught in the classroom lessons so that children can understand how music is made, played, appreciated and analysed. In EYFS children develop their listening skills by experimenting how to make sounds with different tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments, which closely links with learning Phonics. In KS1 children are taught music through carefully planned lessons involving singing and the use of tuned and untuned percussion instruments. This is built upon in KS2 where, in addition to classroom music lessons based on Charanga, they have professional tuition in learning how to play Samba Percussion.