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Music at Barnham

We are currently developing our music curriculum, using a scheme called 'Charanga'. Enabling the children to understand musical concepts through a repetition-based approach to learning.

They will have the opportuntity to learn about the same musical concepts through different musical activities enabling a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills.


All of the activities are based around a song. They will enjoy:

  1. Games that embed the Interrelated Dimensions of Music through repetition
  2. Singing - at the heart of all the musical learning
  3. Playing instruments with the song to be learnt - tuned/un-tuned classroom percussion and an option to play any band instrument.
  4. Improvising - with the song using voices and instruments 
  5. Composing with the song using instruments occurs in some Units of Work
  6. Performing - to a range of audiences throughout the academic year.


Additional musical extra curricula clubs are offered to across the school:

  • Choir
  • Recorder
  • Guitar (Year 4)

Young Voices Big Sing - Guinness World Record


Today, the whole school took part in attempting to make a new Guinness world record by participating in Young Voices Big sing!

For the last few weeks we have been practising singing and signing the song ‘Lovely Day’.

Today, we all gathered (socially distanced) on the field to perform Lovely Day together, at the same time as hundreds of other schools across the UK!

You may wish to tune in to BBC1 this evening for the One Show to find out whether we have helped contribute to making a new Guinness world record!!


Below are just a few photos of the fun we had singing together, this afternoon.