At Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy we use Charanga to support our music teaching, this is an online music scheme alongside our Norfolk Music Hub specialist visiting teachers with lots of visual aids and interactive resources to support your children’s learning about music.
We are currently using the Charanga Original Scheme with our key stage 2 children with additional input/ units provided by the Norfolk Music Hub Staff. KS1 children are currently taught by Miss Browne using the Charanga Model Music scheme which will roll out as the children progress through the academy.
The children have a daily listening task which provides the children with time to discuss and listen to music of varying styles, instrument and vocal use. The children can respond through discussion or drawing.
To support our music teaching and provide engaging opportunities for our pupils, we often invite guest performers, professionals working within the industry into the academy, providing storytelling and productions linked with other areas of the curriculum.
As part of their weekly singing assembly sessions children also learn songs related to the season or important festivals supported within the academy. Christmas, being one of our biggest musical celebrations. At Christmas, Key Stage 2 invite parents to join us for a Christmas sing-a-long concert with annual parental participation where we share the songs we have been learning and EYFS Key Stage 1 put on a nativity play with lots of singing and dancing.