Music at Blakehill

Implementation
 
The music curriculum ensures that children sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. This is embedded in class lessons as well as the weekly singing assemblies, various concerts and performances and the learning of instruments.
The Charanga scheme of work is used from Reception to Year 6 to ensure a wide exposure to different genres of music, with lots of practical opportunities to explore and develop as musicians and singers. The scheme is aligned in terms of listening, notation, skills and year by year progression to the Model Music Curriculum. 
In addition, children at Blakehill are given the opportunity to learn to play guitar and Ukelele taught by a music specialist.
At Christmas they can participate in singing events in the community, for example The Walking Nativity, The Idle Christmas Lights Switch On, and Carol Singing in the Community.
Children can sing together and perform to parents and families at Christmas in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and in the Year 6 Leaver's Performance. 
Children will regularly listen to high quality live and recorded music, for example in our 'Learn To Rock' concerts and our visiting musicians. 
Children may take part in drumming lessons to build skills, self-esteem and confidence and with the opportunity to perform to pupils and parents.