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  • A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work.
  • A musical understanding underpinned by high aural perception, knowledge of music and rapidly developing level of technical expertise.
  • Very good awareness of musical traditions and genres.
  • An excellent understanding of the historical, social and cultural origins of music that contribute to the diversity of musical styles.
  • The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology.
  • A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.


  • Long term planning that is carefully tailored to the curriculum drivers whilst completing the National Curriculum Programme of study.
  • Chris Quigley Essential Curriculum Milestones used as a basis for planning.
  • Planning is differentiated by year groups in our mixed age classes and where appropriate consolidates skills, English and mathematical knowledge.
  • Specific vocabulary teaching within lessons.
  • Specialist music teachers
  • Peripatetic teachers available for individual lessons.
  • Regular church services and singing opportunities including ‘Young Voices’.
  • Class productions that focus on singing.
  • Specialist drama teacher
  • Children will learn to play the recorder.


  • All children make good or better progress.
  • Confident, independent and resilient learners.
  • Rich vocabulary that reflects their learning.
  • Children have a strong understanding of diversity in the world.
  • Children know a range of aspirational career choices.

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