Music

Music Curriculum 

At Thomas Gamuel, all children receive regular weekly curriculum music lessons. The teaching of music is further enhanced through a part time music teacher, as well as additional external support through the Waltham Forest Music Service (WFMS). 

The teaching of music is delivered through activities that integrate musical learning into the school day to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum offer for our pupils. Musical learning includes performance, composition and aural based activities, targeting key musical elements throughout the academic year, and giving children the freedom to express themselves creatively, whilst developing knowledge and skills using instruments and voices. 

Through the teaching of music we provide our pupils with the opportunity to play and learn a range of musical instruments. Supported through our music teacher and other external service providers, we also offer continuation lessons for those children wanting to continue to learn to play an instrument. 

Instruments that children will learn to play whilst at Thomas Gamuel:

  • Ukulele
  • Guitar
  • Violin
  • Keyboard
  • Recorders
  • Glockenspiel

At Thomas Gamuel, we use The Charanga Musical School Scheme to support the delivery of music through our curriculum. This scheme supports all of the requirements of the national curriculum and enable children to understand musical concepts through a repetition-based approach to learning. Learning about the same musical concept through different musical activities enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills. 

Each unit comprises of the strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music.

  1. Listening and Appraising
  2. Musical Activities
      a. Warm-up Games
      b. Optional Flexible Games
      c. Singing
      d. Playing instruments
      e. Improvisation
      f. Composition
  3. Performing
     

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