Music Curriculum

At Hardwick Green, our music curriculum is based on the scheme of work Charanga. This programme was developed by music specialists to ensure clear progression and consistency throughout the school. We ensure that all children in the school are given the opportunity to take part in these weekly lessons, develop their own abilities through exploration of rhythm, beat, pitch, tone, pulse and develop creativity through song and the use of musical instruments.

The National Curriculum for Music education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics tempo, timbre, texture, structure and musical notations

Instrument tuition

We make use of peripatetic teachers from Tees Valley Music service to deliver whole-class instrument tuition to every child in KS1 and KS2 in school. This is on top of the weekly Charanga music lesson. We use our Pupil Premium funding to offer this for completely free! The instruments learned in each year group are as follows:

  • Year 1 / 2 - tuned and untuned percussion
  • Year 3 - ukelele
  • Year 4 - woodwind
  • Year 5 - brass
  • Year 6 - guitar