Music provides children with a unique opportunity to express their own feelings and covers the whole range of human experience. Through working practically with the raw materials of music, children develop skills of performing, composing, listening and appraising, developing knowledge and understanding of the subject as an expressible medium.
At St Mawes Primary we follow the Charanga Primary Music Scheme and we also work closely with the Cornwall Music Hub to ensure that our lessons are well-structured and stimulating.The Charanga scheme has an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning. Units of work 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 has differentiated activities, enabling the teacher to assess and gauge when children are ready to progress and step up to the next level.
We encourage children to learn a musical instrument through ( our links with outside agencies (these are private lessons). Please contact us to find out what instruments are currently on offer.