At Nene and Ramnoth School, children have the opportunity to develop their musical knowledge, understanding and skills. The children love to sing in weekly music assemblies, school performances, and at many other times. Nursery and Early Years use music as an integral part of their daily learning, using songs throughout the day to help with routines and learning.
Teachers follow the Cambridgeshire Music Programme of Study ‘Charanga’ which shows progression throughout the school in listening, composing, performing and appraising music. Children have access to a range of tuned and untuned percussion instruments, including a class set of glockenspiels, as well as other musical resources to support their learning. Children listen to a wide variety of musical genres from different cultures and learn about the history of music.
The Charanga Knowledge Organisers for Year 1-Year 6 can be found below:
We have a school choir, open to our Key Stage 2 children. They rehearse together once a week and have performed in our assemblies for the other children. They take part in the national 'Young Voices' Event annually with other primary school children from across the country which is a great experience!
The Big Sing with 20:Twenty Productions
Nene & Ramnoth took part in 'The Big Sing' with 13 other Wisbech primary schools. They practised their song during school time and performed on the day in the drama hall at our local secondary school, Thomas Clarkson Academy. The children thoroughly enjoyed the enriching opportunity of performing as choral group, alongside a live band in front of an audience.
The full performance is below:
Ways to help your child with Music at home:
- Sing nursery rhymes and songs together.
- Listen to different types of music and try to guess the instruments you can hear.
- Join a musical theatre group like Ratzcool at the Angles Theatre:
- Contact Cambridgeshire music about musical opportunities.
- Find out about the 10 pieces of classical music for primary children.