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INTENT To promote a love of music where children have opportunities to:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

Disadvantaged Pupils

Pupils are embraced in all areas of their musical development through a nurturing approach- recognising the well-researched evidence that music develops an increase in mental and emotional wellbeing. They can be supported financially to learn an instrument via our peripatetic tuition and to hire instruments so that they have access at home too. Pupils are actively encouraged to attend after extra curricular music clubs and events.


IMPLEMENTATION Our music curriculum is rich and varied. All children in our schools are provided with weekly music lessons using Charanga as a basic resource. This ensures that skills are built upon year after year through exciting and age appropriate stimuli.

We are well resourced in a range of tuned and non-tuned percussion as well as keyboards. We fund every child in both year 3 and 4 for 10 whole class instrumental lessons per year and purposely select a wide range of instruments. We have provision for peripatetic tuition in guitar, ukulele, piano, violin, clarinet, flute, drumming and recorder using a variety of county provision and private tutors.

The school involves itself fully in local events such as Christmas Concerts and supports their communities by visiting places to perform to a local audience. Our schools have musical clubs run by teachers during some terms such as choir and percussion club. We also produce a KS2 musical each summer term where singing is at its core. We take part in local music events supporting the community and local churches too such as with services and visiting homes for the elderly.


IMPACT The children will have the experience of learning an instrument, singing, performing and composing. Children will continue learning these into secondary school and beyond. They will have developed a life- long love of music.