Home Page


The Music Curriculum

Our Music curriculum is designed to engage and inspire children to develop: a love of music; encourage their self-confidence; promote creativity; and continue their sense of achievement throughout the years. Promotion of musical talent through composition, listening and performance allows children to show progression as they stretch their skill set and understanding for all aspects of music.


Music in Key Stage 1

During Key Stage 1, children are taught to develop their creativity by speaking chants, singing songs and using rhyme expressively. Opportunities to play instruments both tuned and untuned allows children to create and combine new sounds and rhythms. Listening skills and concentration are encouraged through the use of high quality live and recorded music, which incorporate the inter-related dimensions of the subject (detailed further below).


Music in Key Stage 2

During Key Stage 2, pupils are taught to sing and play musically with increased confidence and control. Reproducing sounds they have heard through aural memory allows the children the expressive freedom to compose, organise and manipulate their own ideas. As the foundations have been set in the earlier years, the building blocks of music run through this Key Stage and give the children increased confidence to develop their own understanding of the strands of music and relevant vocabulary. Examining music from different eras gives children the knowledge and experience to explore the impact of different composers on the development of musical styles.


Kapow's Primary Music scheme of work enables children to build on their learning year to year showing progression to meet the end of key stage attainment targets. These also align in accordance with the National Curriculum.



The link below will give you more information from Kapow's Primary scheme of work for Music.

Long term Music Overview