Music at Randwick

'Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind,

flight to the imagination and life to everything.' 


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At Randwick, our children develop a love of music through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. We develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge and experiences to involve themselves in music in a variety of different contexts. During their time at Randwick, our children will have a wide range of musical opportunities to participate in such as, Young Voices Choir and Concert, daily singing in worship, a variety of performances in and out of school and playing instruments as part of music teaching in KS1 and 2.  Music specialists offer one to one tuition on drums, keyboard and guitar throughout the year in school and the children perform in worship weekly.

The Charanga music curriculum ensures students sing, listen, compose, play, perform and evaluate. This is embedded in classroom activities as well as concerts and performances and through the learning of instruments. The elements of music are taught in classroom lessons allowing children to use the language of music to analyse and understand how it is made, played, appreciated and evaluated. Pupils have the opportunity to learn an instrument through whole class tuition. This provides the opportunity for them to understand the method of creating sounds, as well as how to record and read basic music notation. Children learn how to compose focussing on different dimensions of music, which in turn feeds their understanding when listening, playing, or analysing music. Composing or performing using body percussion and vocal sounds is also part of the curriculum, which develops the understanding of musical elements without the added complexity of an instrument.  Charanga is used across the school to support learning.  It provides a classroom-based, participatory and inclusive approach to music learning, where children are actively involved in using and developing their singing voices, using body percussion and whole body actions, and learning to handle and play classroom instruments effectively to create and express their own and others’ music. 


National Curriculum - Music key stages 1 to 2 (

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