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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.


How the Scheme is structured


Each Unit of Work comprises the of strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music:

  1. Listening and Appraising
  2. Musical Activities
    1. Warm-up Games
    2. Optional Flexible Games
    3. Singing
    4. Playing instruments
    5. Improvisation
    6. Composition
  3. Performing

Music Long Term Plan

Charanga Scheme Progression

National Curriculum Programme of Study for Music - see the termly plans to see what your child is currently working on.

Bidston Avenue Primary School Choir Perform at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral for Christmas 2018

Uploaded by Bidston Avenue Primary on 2018-12-20.

One In A Million

Performing is an essential part of our music curriculum.
Created to celebrate Sing Up Day.