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Taxal and Fernilee CE Primary School


At Taxal and Fernilee CE Primary School, we want our children to develop a love for music and to understand the benefits it can bring to their lives.

Our core music lessons are taught using the scheme, ‘Charanga’. This is an online resource where the children enjoy an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.

Through different songs and styles of music, the children learn to listen and appraise; recognise the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch, dynamics, tempo, timbre, structure, texture and notation); compose; improvise; perform and share their work.

Alongside their class lessons, children in Year 4 get the opportunity to play a tuned instrument with a peripatetic teacher; such as the clarinet and trumpet. It is also recognised that many of our children learn instruments outside of school and these talents and skills are celebrated at events throughout the year.

To further enrich our curriculum, the children have opportunities throughout their time at school to participate in whole school events, such as class assemblies and productions; singing at the Whaley Bridge Well-dressing; singing and playing instruments at the Christmas Tree festival; performing to the community at Christmas and playing Hand bells at our local residents home.

If you require further information about the music curriculum, please contact Miss Ockenden