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Primary Music National Curriculum

Music in Key Stage 1

Early Years and Key Stage 1 follow the 'Charanga' music scheme. This scheme provides the children with opportunities: 

  • To use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
  • To play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
  • To listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
  • To experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

Please see the below documents for the unit overviews in Key Stage 1.

Visit the 'Knowledge Organisers' page to gain a deeper understanding of your child's learning in music each term. 

Progression of skills in Early Years and Key Stage 1

Vocabulary

Music Provider

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Fran has worked in Warrington Primary Schools for over ten years and formed the business Medley Music For Schools Ltd in 2017.

Previously Fran worked for Accent Music Education hub as a music tutor and training & marketing manager, Fran also ran the Yamaha Music School based in Warrington delivering music to students. It was an immense source of pride for her to help children, young people and adults to pass the Trinity College Keyboard examinations.

Fran won the Classic FM Peripatetic/Private Music Teacher of the Year Award in 2011. The awards recognise and reward those teachers who have made a real life difference to the musical life of young people.

Fran is proud to have gained awards in the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in piano and a Diploma of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, but is most proud of seeing the progression and performance of Children on their musical journey.

Assemblies

Music is at the heart of our assemblies at St Bridget's. Fran plays live music during assemblies every Friday and the children are given opportunities to listen and respond to a wide range of music from different times, cultures and traditions from a variety of famous composers. 

Wider Opportunities for Music at St Bridget's

  • Peace Proms: Peace Proms engages children and young people in music and enriches their lives through exceptional musical experiences and performances. 
  • https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/17372767.st-bridgets-choir-hits-high-notes/ 
  • Guitar Lessons: Pupils have received taster sessions in individual guitar lessons and haev been given the opportunity to have tuition in school.
  • Ukulele Lessons: Whole class ukulele lessons are in place for Y5 in the Summer Term.
  • School performances: Children have the opportunity to perform in a variety of school plays infront of big audiences. 
  • AmaSing Arts: St Bridget's won an arts competition and gained a musical experience from AmaSing Arts. The children played instruments, learned dances and songs to create a whole school performance. Please see the video on the 'Art' page.
  • Choir club: Fran has ran an after school club for children with a love of singing. The choir would often perform in assembly and other events.

Music Photo Gallery

Medley Music website

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