Music plays an important part at Shoreditch Park Primary school; it is a subject that helps to develop creativity, imagination, good listening skills and collaboration whilst also giving our children the opportunity and ability to express themselves artistically and personally.

Our music curriculum is based on the Charanga Musical School scheme of work and also the Musical Futures: Just Play approach.

Through Charanga the interrelated dimensions of music are explored through; listening and appraising, games, singing, playing instruments, improvising, composing and performing. Every year groups’ musical learning is supported through the use of glockenspiels.

Just Play is a very practical approach which is underpinned by 5 Key Principles:

  • Explain later
  • We get better as we play
  • Learn by listening
  • Sound before symbol
  • Show don’t tell

Children play ‘as a band’ and experience a range of instruments like the keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric bass and electric drum kit.

Both approaches facilitate and encourage an exploration of music by both the teacher and child.

Music Assessment and Expectations for Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Music Yearly Overview


Here is a finger chart of recorder notes for you to keep to help you learn all of the notes on the recorder! Each week the notation and note names of a new song will be included on the website. 

Use this chart to help you learn and play the different songs! I would love to hear any songs that you learn or tunes that you make up on the recorder so please come and show me!

Enjoy, Miss Jameel :) 


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