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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 a variety of musical traditions and genres.
  • An excellent understanding of the historical, social and cultural origins of music that contributes 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.
  • The model curriculum for music is used as a basis alongside the key knowledge we wish for the children to achieve. This follows the process of tacit, procedural and declarative.
  • Planning is differentiated by year groups in our mixed age classes and where appropriate consolidates skills in English and mathematical knowledge.
  • Our curriculum has 3 golden threads; singing, percussion and composition which is weaved through the year groups.
  • Specific vocabulary teaching within lessons which is developed and progressed through the year groups.
  • Specialist music teachers e.g. violin
  • Regular church services and singing opportunities.
  • Class productions that focus on singing alongside competitions.
  • Specialist music and drama teacher.
  • Children will learn to play an instrument.


  • All children make good or better progress.
  • Build 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 linked to music

Curriculum documents

Young Voices

African Drumming

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