We are fortunate at Laddingford to have several members of staff who are passionate about music and music education. In particular Mr Ousby who is extremely passionate about music appreciation, history and culture and Mrs Swaite who has a more traditional background in music notation and instrumental teaching. We are working on creating a Laddingford music curriculum, which is broad in scope, inclusive and meets our school aims. As theses units continue to be developed we are also using the 'Charanga' music programme, to ensure that all objectives of the national curriculum are being met.
Our vision for music is to make it an accessible, lively, engaging and fascinating subject for all children that uses a diverse range of high quality recorded and, where possible, live music and to help them to develop as listeners and players themselves. We aim to challenge and expand their definitions of what music is and what it can be. They learn to do this by:
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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