"Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement."
At Cronton CE we aim to foster an enjoyment and appreciation of music. This includes the development of an understanding of the interrelated dimensions of music: pitch, dynamics, duration, tempo, timbre, texture and structure. Furthermore, we aim to encourage self expression through music and to develop an awareness of the music of ours and other cultures including an awareness of a variety of musical styles. At Cronton CE we use Charanga to support our teaching of music across the school as these resources complement the National Curriculum requirements and scaffold the learning opportunities across Key Stages.
We also offer wider musical opportunities in the form of weekly clarinet lessons for children in Year 4 (violins this year to comply with Covid-19 regulations). Children across Key Stage 2 also receive taster sessions in either the keyboard or clarinet and have the option to continue with this tuition throughout their time at our school.