At All Saints’ we use Charanga to support our music teaching. This is an online music scheme provided by Croydon Music Service with lots of visual aids and interactive resources to support learning about music. Our children love listening to different musical styles, learning songs and finding out about important artists and composers. Take a look at our Music Curriculum Overviews below to find out what units your child will be covering in music this year.
All children also take part in a Key Stage singing assembly once a week where they learn songs relating to our half-termly values and important Christian festivals. At Christmas we invite parents to join us for a Christmas Concert involving the whole school. Each year, the singing gets better and better as our children learn to sing in two-part and even three-part harmonies!
In Key Stage Two we also have a church choir led by All Saints’ Church in Upper Norwood. The choir meet weekly to practice and regularly sing at weekend services at the Church.
Year 5 and 6 children also have the opportunity to learn the steel pans. This is a fantastic opportunity and our steel pans band often steals the show at whole school events and celebrations as well as our annual Summer Carnival!
To support our music teaching and provide engaging opportunities for our pupils, we also invite guests into our school. This year, children in Year 4 and 5 are taking part in Samba Drumming Workshops led by an organisation called Beat Goes On. Please keep an eye on our Whole School News page and Events Diary to see how they are getting on and for dates of upcoming performances.
Please click on the links below to see how Music is included in our curriculum: