"Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it."
Music is at the heart of many Christian education settings across the country. Here at Churchfield, we endeavour to give all children the opportunity to flourish into young people who can appreciate and play music.
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon. National Curriculum Music (2014)
The publication of the Model Music Curriculum (MMC) guidance is a positive step in raising the profile of music education in this country. Charanga is totally aligned to the National Curriculum for Music. When using the Charanga Scheme and its progressive week-by-week lessons, we are guaranteed to be meeting all the statutory requirements of it in full – both now and in the future.
SEND and Music
The Charanga scheme provides a range of resources to aid SEND pupils in their leaning and makes link with computing in its use of IPads. During lockdown we also used signed songs. Students learn about turn-taking, anticipation, working with others, respect and appreciation of others, making choices and building self-esteem.