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Monkshouse Primary School

Together Everybody Achieves More


Due to the current situation within school, the teaching and learning of Music is looking a little different.


Ordinarily, Music is taught using Charanga, where children learn to listen and appraise a range of musical genres as well as taking part in learning a variety of new songs, accompanying these with performances on musical instruments as well as creating their own compositions. Similarly, the children are given a wealth of music experiences including taking part in whole class instrument tuition as well as watching live music performances from visiting musicians.


As we are not currently allowed to sing in school and due to not being able to share some of the musical resources, the teaching of instruments is very difficult indeed. Therefore, as a school, we are focussing on the different periods of musical history as well as gaining a greater insight into famous composers past and present. This is proving to be highly beneficial and will help to further the children’s understanding once we are able to resume as we once did. Across the school, children are listening to a number of pieces of music from eras from medieval to contemporary; listening and appraising, comparing and contrasting and completing excellent research and work based on the life, times and compositions of the all-time greats.