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The photos above show some of our students taking part in Rocksteady Music tuition. 


Music Curriculum

At Becket, we follow the Charanga Music Scheme. The scheme provides teachers with week-by-week lesson support for each year group in the school. It is ideal for specialist and non-specialist teachers and provides lesson plans, assessment, clear progression, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson. The Scheme supports all the requirements of the national curriculum.

The inter-related dimensions of music ( pulse, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics, timbre, texture, structure and notation) are at  the centre of all the learning and 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. 

How the Scheme is structured 

Each Unit of Work comprises the of strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music: 

1. Listening and Appraising 

2. Musical Activities 

           a. Warm-up Games 

           b. Optional Flexible Games

           c. Singing 

           d. Playing instruments 

           e. Improvisation 

           f. Composition 

3. Performing 


Mastery in music lessons 

Charanga Musical School Units of Work enable children to understand musical concepts through a repetition-based approach to learning. Learning about the same musical concept through different musical activities enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills. The Activity Manual guides you through each strand of musical learning from Reception to Upper Key Stage 2 in order for you, as a teacher, to plan for your teaching and to see the opportunity to embed a deeper learning, knowledge, understanding and skills. 

Musical teaching and learning is not neat or linear. The strands of musical learning, presented within the lesson plans and the on-screen resources, are part of the learning spiral. Over time, children can both develop new musical skills and concepts, and re-visit established musical skills and concepts. Repeating a musical skill doesn’t necessarily mean their progress is slowing down or their development is moving backwards! It's just shifting within the spiral. Mastery means both a deeper understanding of musical skills and concepts and learning something new.