Music Curriculum Statement

Our aim is to make music an enjoyable learning experience for all through singing, playing instruments, performing and composing.

We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children.

Learning to play a new instrument can be a challenging, but an achievable goal. Children who master even the smallest goal in music will be able to feel proud of their achievement.

Our curriculum is centred around ‘Charanga’, a music-based scheme, in which the children learn to sing and play instruments.  Children are exposed to a wide range of genres of music, with lots of practical opportunities to explore and develop as musicians and singers.

In Key Stage 1, the focus is on developing the children’s ability to understand rhythm and pulse through songs, listening and appreciating different genres of music and playing a variety of tuned and untuned percussion instruments.

In Key Stage 2, the focus is on developing on existing skills such as singing and playing musically with increasing confidence, accuracy, fluency, control and expression.

Children will be familiar with musical notations and be able to read notes on the treble clef.


In Year 4, children start to learn the recorder and these lessons incorporate teaching musical notation. Children have opportunities to perform in class, in Collective Worship and to parents. Children continue to develop their recorder skills and ability in Years 5 and 6.

Additional opportunities are offered in music and children from Year 2 to 6 can join the School Choir who perform regularly in school and at events in the local community.  We also have a Signing Choir open to children from any year group.