At Hasland Junior School, we believe that music can enrich both a child’s life and their education. It is an opportunity to both inspire and motivate young people and as such is an essential part of a broad and varied curriculum. Learning music can increase a child’s memory, creativity, independent thinking and co-ordination. As well as being enjoyable, it can also be a challenging subject with plenty of opportunities for children to shine. Lessons are taught through the music scheme Charanga, specifically tailored to cover all the key objectives of the National Curriculum. Each unit includes singing, performance, improvisation, composition, using instruments and music appreciation. The choice of songs is varied and covers a range of genres across a number of decades enabling children to develop an understanding of the history of music.