As a school we are very proud of the musical opportunities that are on offer to children at Chudleigh and you will often see groups of children performing in school and also within the local community.
All children receive regular class Music lessons which follow the aims of the national curriculum to ensure that all children:
- perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
- learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
- understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
We use a scheme called Charanga to deliver the music curriculum which is extremely engaging and interactive for the children.
We are also involved in the Wider Opportunities for Music scheme in which Year 3, 4 and 5 pupils are given whole class instrumental tuition for up to 2 terms of the school year. Following Wider Opportunities instrumental teaching, a further year of Next Steps lessons enables children to extend their experience at accessible rates.
We welcome a wide range of peripatetic music tutors into school throughout the week who deliver 1:1 and small group instrumental lessons in strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, piano and singing. In addition, our brass and percussion peripatetic teachers meet weekly with children for additional ensemble experience.
Mrs Marion Hughes leads our very successful school orchestra and choir and the children have regular opportunities to showcase their talents during assemblies, church services, school productions and, of course, at the magnificent Spring Concert.