Music is a unique and expressive way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a means of personal expression and can play an important part in personal development in children. Through music we can express, represent and communicate our ideas and perceptions.

At St. Bega’s, we understand how important music is and the part it plays in a child’s life. We intend to provide children with opportunities to listen to, compose and perform music through the Charanga Musical School.

‘Our philosophy of music education is based on the principle that it should be fun and engaging for all concerned. Every child is a born musician, and music plays a role in every aspect of our lives – wherever and whoever we are. These beliefs lie at the heart of our state-of-the-art Schemes of Work for primary school music education.’ Charanga Musical School.

EYFS/ KS1 Long term plan

KS2 Long term plan

Children learn to play the recorder from year 3 in group lessons.  Music theory is introduced from the beginning ensure that they begin to understand music notation and composition. They develop listening and aural memory skills, gain an appreciation of rhythm and pitch and learn to read simple music. The children take part in group, solo and performance playing

If pupils wish, they also have the chance to experience weekly piano lessons provided by a peripatetic music teacher in school. Those children in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding have this tuition paid for them if they wish to take up the piano.