St Malachy's Catholic Primary, Furness Place, Illingworth, Halifax, HX2 8JY

01422 244628

St Malachy's Catholic Primary School

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We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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At St. Malachy's, music is a highly valued subject, it supports our pupils in building a sense of community and they grow in confidence through shared performances and singing. It enables them to show their creativity through the compositions and sounds they make and helps us to build the cultural capital of our children.

The St. Malachy's Music Curriculum is underpinned by Charanga. This helps support teachers knowledge and understanding when delivering key elements of the Music curriculum. 
Music is taught from EYFS to Year 6 and is built around a spiral progression to ensure skills are revisited and built upon each year.

Each class is taught 1 unit each half term, each until is made up of 6 lesson (steps). All steps should be taught in each unit. For many units a weekly lesson will work best. However, there may be some units that require a lot of instruments and in this circumstance you may want to block two lessons together.

Our Music Curriculum Overview

Charanga Progression of Skills