How do we teach Music at Bidston Avenue?
In line with the national curriculum for music and guidance from Ofsted, the Charanga Musical School Scheme moves away from the previous levels and learning objective/outcome concepts to an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.
Ofsted have stated that “We will not always know the learning outcomes” so segregated learning objectives at the start of each lesson are not appropriate. Instead the interrelated dimensions of music weave through the units to encourage the development of musical skills as the learning progresses through listening and appraising, differing musical activities (including creating and exploring) and performing.
Each Unit of Work comprises the of strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music: