Our Music curriculum aims to offer a unique means of communication that can excite, motivate and inspire. It is also a vital means of personal expression, and can remain an important part of a child’s emotional development. Our Music curriculum reflects the socio-cultural climate in which we live. This will enable our children to understand their place in the wider world.

We intend to do this by:

  • Ensuring a high quality music curriculum that is both challenging and enjoyable
  • Providing a variety of musical opportunities – including opportunities for instrument tuition, composition, listening and music history
  • Planning and delivering stimulating lessons
  • Ensuring children are confident musicians


Long, medium and short term planning that is progressive across year groups. Teachers teach lessons across all strands of Music, and children are given the opportunity to listen, respond, compose and perform. Children are also taught about the history of music.

  • Teachers teach using the Charanga music scheme which includes progressive lessons
  • Teachers will know where their children are through the use of effective assessment
  • Children in Upper KS2 learning to play the melodica
  • Children in Lower KS2 have a weekly choral singing session with Leeds Diocese
  • Children in KS1 learning to play the ocarina (to be reviewed in line with COVID-19 guidance)
  • Develop listening skills to promote attention and encourage emotional, physical and intellectual responses
  • Encourage children to play instruments to develop their own interpretation, and give children the opportunities to plan, prepare and create music


  • Children will develop a love of music
  • Children have the ability to appreciate and respond to a piece of music
  • Children’s gained musical knowledge and vocabulary
  • Children will have the ability to compose and perform their own piece of music, allowing them to express their new knowledge and develop confidence
  • Pupil voice, assessment and lesson drops ins show progression in music across school


National Curriculum

Music Policy 2023