Music at Blakesley Hall Primary School is taught through the use of the music scheme Charanga which covers Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Children are taught to understand and appreciate the skills of knowing rhythm, beat, identifying instruments and comparing a variety of genres of songs throughout their school year. Alongside this, children are able to use their bodies to feel the pulse and beat of the music.
We also have Music Services who provide whole class instrumental lessons for Year 4. These include brass, guitar, violin and cello. Children can then select to continue these lessons in Years 5 and 6.
Singing Assembly is also another way of developing whole school music which is held collectively in KS1 and in classrooms in KS2 where children have the opportunity to learn new songs for Friday’s celebration assemblies.
Blakesley Hall also has a school choir. The children develop the ability to work together in harmony, use their collaboration skills and allows them to build teamwork, confidence and trust with one another, as well as having fun! The choir have the opportunity to perform at concerts throughout the year which have included: Young Voices, The Genting Arena, Symphony Hall and the Town Hall to name a few.
Children at Blakesley Hall love their music lessons and are engaged, enthusiastic and fun!