Music

Music is taught throughout the school as a class subject using the music platform 'Charanga' and in cross-curricular way. The aim is to develop each child's musical potential giving opportunities for self-expression and creativity.

Instrumental tuition is available to children who wish to take advantage of it. We currently offer piano, cello, ukulele and guitar. The children are taught individually or in small groups and parents are required to meet the cost. If your child is entitled to income based free school meals, they can access the lessons at a reduced rate. More details can be found at the bottom of the page.

We have a thriving choir who take part in concerts throughout the year. Singing is a key component of the curriculum at Sennen.

During the year there are a variety of musical performances in assemblies and at events such as Lafrowda in St Just. At Christmas there is a big production for Key Stage 2 and a Nativity play for Key Stage 1 In addition, children perform at school and the Church at various times.

Our music curriculum aims to ensure pupils develop:
  • Appreciation and appraisal of music from different genres and cultures;
  • Performing including singing skills;
  • Composition skills.
We work alongside Cornwall Music Trust to provide our individual lessons. For more information, or to book sessions, please click on the link below.
 
How we support children with SEND in music 
All children can achieve, at their own level in music. Their SEN should not be considered a limiting factor, and all should be encouraged to participate fully. 

They should be encouraged to explore how the music of a variety of genres, and from different cultures  makes them feel, and express this through the means most suitable to their differing needs. They should be encouraged to make music using tuned and untuned instruments that reflect their understanding and appreciation of a variety of stimuli that are adapted where needed.

What amendments are made to the subject in order to help children with SENs to achieve?

  • Fostering a can do attitude, particularly with regards to performance, and support to express how the music makes them feel

  • A spiral curriculum (revisit and revise) - At the start of the lesson, children will be revisiting the vocabulary and keys facts you have learnt. This will give children with SEN more time and opportunities to understand the concepts and vital knowledge they need to access the learning. 

  • Visual word maps - where appropriate we will create a visual word mat for your children with SEN