Music is all around us. It is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging…The sheer joy of music making can feed the soul of a school community, enriching each student while strengthening the shared bonds of support and trust which make a great school. (Model Music Curriculum, 2021)
At Chaddesley Corbett, we believe strongly in the benefits of musical education and opportunity. So much so that in the design of our school building, a dedicated music room was built, linked to an outdoor auditorium. Thanks to a very generous grant of £12,000 from Douglas Clark, our music department has significantly developed. We have purchased a wide range of resources including a class set of djembe drums, offering children high quality resources to engage and inspire them in their learning
All children experience music through the curriculum, developing their skills and abilities to perform, listen to, review, evaluate, sing and compose music. Class teachers can access ‘The Charanga Musical School Scheme’ which supports the national curriculum and model music curriculum. It provides well sequenced sets of lesson plans per half term for each year group and has engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson. Alongside this, robust and well thought out sequences of learning are being developed, which are fully integrated within our thematic approach to teaching the foundation subjects, as part of the Gold Standard curriculum the children are provided with, here at Chaddesley Corbett. In partnership with Severn Arts, whilst the children are in Year 2, they receive whole class tuition on an instrument such as ukulele or violin. This then sees a high level of uptake in instrumental tuition amongst our Key Stage 2 pupils. We can offer a range of small group and individual lessons in a range of instruments including guitar, keyboard, drumming, recorder and singing, provided by Severn Arts teachers for a tuition fee. School organise and accommodate these lessons within the school day. Our school choir offer children another opportunity to express their musical abilities and talents. Throughout the year they participate at many local events.
At Chaddesley Corbett, our children develop a positive attitude towards music, so they have enthusiasm towards and passion for the subject. Through music they develop their self-confidence, communication skills, collaborative skills and thinking skills as well as the musical skills required.