Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon. At Saltergate we aim to provide this through fun, relevant, stimulating lessons which allow all pupils to engage in different ways.
Pupils are taught to:
We teach music for one hour each week through a scheme called Charanga. This runs throughout Juniors and allows pupils and teachers to tap in to a range of music, genres, instruments and learning in a fun and engaging way. Click here to find out more.
Music also forms a large part of our special performances at Christmas, Easter, the end of the year leavers' celebration and one-off shows. Singing and playing instruments combine with dancing and acting to make learning relevant and build confidence and creativity.
We are very lucky to have a wide range of teachers who visit to deliver specialist teaching for a range of instruments in school, from Year 3 to Year 6. This includes drums, acoustic and electric guitar and singing.
Each session can be delivered 1:1 or in groups in our music room.