At Carterton Primary School the teaching of music inspires and creates an enthusiasm for learning, instils curiosity and aims to support pupil well-being and happiness. We believe that music lessons should be practical, exploratory and take on a child-led approach to the development of musical skills. We use the Charanga scheme to support our teaching. Children will spend time singing, listening and appreciating composing, performing and reflecting.
Musical opportunities at CPS include: class music lessons, singing club, weekly wholes school singing assembly and singing during key stage assemblies. As a school we take part in a number of performances throughout the year such as, Christmas productions, Harvest celebrations and a carnival where we perform to the local community. KS1 has the chance to join other local schools for a singing festival. In Year 3 children have weekly lessons and are currently learning to play the violin or cello. Year 4 and 5 attend the national event - Young Voices and Year 6 put on a special performance full of song and dance for their leaving assembly. Children at CPS have the opportunity to join in with Rock Steady and are able to learn an instrument of their choice.
Children will work together as a team, use their imaginations and be creative with their friends. The children at CPS will take on musical challenges and want to develop their own skills and be able to celebrate their success and those of their peers.