At Blackwood School, our music curriculum is vibrant and exciting! We provide every child with the opportunity to enjoy all aspects of music. Whether this is singing in assemblies and choir, learning how to play a musical instrument or simply appreciating music during class music lessons. We welcome visiting bands and an annual pantomime to inspire a love of music in our children. Children in both key stages are given the opportunity to work with a professional musician to learn the ukulele and develop their singing technique.
In every year group, the children perform songs in our annual Eisteddfod, their annual class assemblies and wherever possible during lessons to enhance their learning. Singing also plays an important part in our annual Service of Remembrance, which takes place in November. Key Stage singing assemblies bring several year groups together on a regular basis to learn songs relevant to the season of the year. Our key stage 2 children have even been learning how to sing in harmony! Our reception and nursery children perform songs as part of their annual nativities.
Our music curriculum follows the national curriculum expectations and as a school, we use the Charanga scheme to enhance our teaching and learning. As of September 2021, we have begun to adapt our curriculum in order to make more significant links.