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Spa Academy Askern

Spa Academy Askern


Curriculum Intent

Spa's music curriculum aims to equip pupils so that they will:

Spa's music curriculum, as part of our overarching curriculum model, is designed with our curriculum drivers in mind:


Curriculum Implementation

Charanga - Primary music curriculum, Secondary & Instrumental musicCharanga

Charanga is used as a tool to implement our music curriculum. Throughout 2021/22, a transitional curriculum is in place, addressing key gaps in knowledge. 

Sequence Step Overview
1. Listen & Appraise Our curriculum gives a range of opportunities to listen and appraise music through historical periods to present day.
2. Musical Activities - Sing Singing is at the heart of all the musical learning.
3. Musical Activities - Playing instruments Playing instruments with the song to be learnt – tuned/un-tuned classroom percussion and an option to play any band instrument. A sound-before-symbol approach is used but scores are provided as an understanding of notation is introduced to the children
4. Musical Activities - Improvise Improvising with the song using voices and instruments occurs in some Units of Work
5 Musical Activities - Compose Composing with the song using instruments occurs in some Units of Work
6. Perform Share what has taken place during the lesson and work towards performing to an audience.


Key Documents

Please find below the key documents referred to throughout this page.