This academic year we are starting to use a new music curriculum called Charanga. It makes the teaching of music across the school more cohesive for the children and helps to show progression across the school.
Year 4 will still do Wider Ops and learn a musical instrument, but we will ensure all the year 4 are covered so they are ready for music in year 5.
From the Charanga website:
"In line with the curriculum for music and guidance from Ofsted, this Scheme moves away from the previous levels and learning objective/outcome concepts to an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.
Ofsted have stated that “We will not always know the learning outcomes” so segregated learning objectives at the start of each lesson are not appropriate. Instead the interrelated dimensions of music weave through the units to encourage the development of musical skills as the learning progresses through listening and appraising, differing musical activities (including creating and exploring) and performing."