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Music at Balksbury Federation

Our federation uses the cloud-based learning resource Charanga.  This brings together great music, modern education and the latest educational technology; all children from Year R upwards use this resource.  As a federation we love to sing, and provide many opportunities across the school week including: Whole School singing, music lessons and this term, a new federated choir. 


Our children have the opportunity to sing in school and church at key times in the year and this Christmas our choir will perform in church.


We offer weekly ukulele club. We also have a piano and singing teacher on a Thursday across both schools (please note that these lessons have a charge).







Music Mark

The federation has been awarded the Music Mark in  both schools for the recognition of a commitment to provide high quality music education for our children.


Federated Music Progression of Skills

Federated Music Topics

Teaching Safeguarding and Wellbeing through Music

  • Develop resilience and perseverance to keep trying and applying knowledge through practise
  • Increase own self-esteem and achieve a personal best by not comparing themselves to others
  • Develop a cultural awareness
  • Recognise that music can generate emotions in self and others
  • Understand that some people are more sensitive to sound than others
  • Accept and respect different preferences in music
  • Be a respectful audience
  • Give and receive constructive criticism
  • Share instruments and take turns

Federated Music Intent, Implementation and Impact