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Primary Academy


Our Music Lead is Alec James.  

Our school values - By promoting our school ethos of ‘Respect, Pride, Achieve’, together with our Red Kite Values, our young people will have the character traits, knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on the world.


C: We develop culture by listening to global music from different composers and times periods and how this affects our current society.   

H: We develop physical and mental health by ensuring dexterity in fine motor skills using instruments, and understanding the benefits of listening and playing together in an ensemble.  

A: We develop aspirations through access to expert musicians and exploring the careers that children can pursue in the music industry.   

I: We develop identity through expression and creativity in composing lyrics and melodies.  

R: We develop relationships through collaboration in an ensemble and by travelling to events to build our musical networks.

Our Scheme 

Our Music lessons are taught using the Charanga Scheme of music. Each year group have 6 musical units that they study over the course of the year which are broken down into 6 small steps. These units incorporate the 5 interrelated dimensions of music. (Pitch, Rhythm, Structure, Timbre and Harmony)  

Our Vision

Outcomes for pupils in Music


Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
  • Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high quality live and recorded music.
  • Experiment with, create, select, and combine sounds using their inter-related dimensions of music.


  • Pupils should be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations.
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music.