Subject Leader: Mrs Burgess

Our music curriculum aims to inspire all pupils to develop a love of music. We aim for our pupils to develop a critical engagement with music, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to improvise, compose, perform, appreciate and evaluate their own and others’ performances.

Our music curriculum is supported by the programme of study Charanga, which provides a progression of knowledge, skills and vocabulary. Learning is stimulating, accessible and meaningful, based on pupils’ concrete experiences and prior knowledge to ensure they have a high success rate. The key curriculum elements of: listening and appraising, singing and performing and improvising and composing are woven into the coherently planned, sequenced units 


Our pupils will:

  • Develop a rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work.
  • Build a musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of technical expertise.
  • Have an awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres.
  • Know about great composers, performers, and innovators, and understand the historical, social and cultural development of their music and how this contributes to the diversity of musical styles.
  • Give precise explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately.
  • Experience a diverse range of Music through visits and visitors.