At Mendell much of our music learning is supported by the Charanga Musical School, recommended by Wirral County Music. This online music scheme, covers a range of styles and genres and musically draws together listening/appraising, composing/improvising and performing skills in singing and instrument through lower and onto upper Key Stage 2.
Children learn about the inter-related dimensions of pitch, tempo, dynamics, duration, timbre and texture, and how these are used in musical structures to create a musical picture, mood or effect. Through Charanga we have access to a huge range of music from different countries and times, giving our children a good introduction to the History of Music from the Medieval era to today.
In addition, each child in Year 4 learns a musical instrument as part of a whole class ensemble, as well as having opportunities to improve their existing individual music skills.