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Music is a central part of life at Colerne CE School. We believe that every pupil should have the opportunity to develop their musical potential and we aim to nurture and encourage musical development. Our Music curriculum is based on the Charanga, Musical School scheme and recognises the power of music to engage, motivate and excite children helping them to develop musical and other transferable skills. Lessons include performing, composing, improvising and singing; these are largely practical. Children listen to recorded and live music from a range of traditions and periods of history, and we look to include music as an aid to learning in other areas of the curriculum. We aim to give all pupils the opportunity to find enjoyment through music, along with developing an ability to discuss and evaluate musical performances and styles.
Singing forms a key role in the teaching and learning at Colerne and we strive to develop self-confidence and esteem giving pupils the opportunity to sing in class, collective worship, choirs, concerts and shows.
In addition to class-based music sessions, pupils have the opportunity to join the choir, guitar club and music group as well as being able to have individual tuition in a variety of instruments eg. keyboard, flute, drums, violin and saxophone.
Music is a key part of our daily collective worship and an important element of our church services.
We make strong and positive links with our school cluster and our wider community through music, by joining in with shared musical performances, and entertaining others at special events.