Music is a universal language which embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. At Naburn, our high quality music education engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians; increasing their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. All children within key stage 2 learn to read music and have the opportunity to play the recorder, as well as having the option to take lessons with our peripatetic piano and guitar teachers.
We work closely with York Arts Education and York Music Hub to utilise a resource called Charanga Musical School. This is an ‘award winning, modern-day resource‘ which introduces our children to a range of styles of music and enables music to be taught in a fun, relevant way.
“We want teaching and learning music in schools to be fun, relevant and inspiring;
central to each child’s academic, social and emotional development.
We want classrooms to be buzzing with young people who love music and
teachers who love teaching it.
The latest technology, solid pedagogy, great music and brilliant resources
And we know that by working in partnership with teachers
and combining the latest technology, solid pedagogy,
great music and brilliant resources, we can really help to
make this happen for lots of schools.” excerpt from Charanga leaflet (attached here Musical-School leaflet)
We believe in the importance of performance here at Naburn and the children love to use our stage area in the playground for working on their own performances with friends. Our Year 5/6 children take part in the Sheffield Arena Young Voices Concert and we also create our own school productions every year, performed in front of an audience at the village hall, with Y6 taking the lead.
Obviously, some of the above arrangements for music are being adapted at the moment in line with Government guidance. Actually, this has had a positive effect on our music provision, as we are all learning to sign songs now instead of singing them. Here are members of Oak Class concentrating on signing a song! It is tricky!