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Curriculum Intent and Implementation



The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook


Music is taught discreetly at Welland Primary school and used as a cross curricular vehicle for learning across the wider curriculum. As a school, we are subscribers to the Charanga Online Music School and this forms the basis for quality lessons that are delivered across every year group. In Key Stage Two, the children also get at least a term of specialist whole class instrument tuition from the Severn Arts foundation.


The children develop a rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work. The children establish a musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of technical expertise. The teachers teach a very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres. We foster an excellent understanding of how musical provenance - the historical, social and cultural origins of music - contributes to the diversity of musical styles. Staff teach and model the ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately. Staff and children have a passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.


Our Threshold Concepts for music are:


- Perform: This concept involves understanding that music is created to be performed.

- Compose: This concept involves appreciating that music is created through a process which has a number of techniques.

- Transcribe: This concept involves understanding that compositions need to be understood by others and that there are techniques and a language for communicating them.

- Describe music: This concept involves appreciating the features and effectiveness of musical elements.


Music in our classrooms

You will see:


Children engaged and excited by music

Children using a range of different instruments and arrangements

Children enjoying singing and learning songs.

Children working collaboratively

Children using their growing skill to realise increasingly original and imaginative pieces of music


You will hear:

Children evaluating music and developing their understanding of how it is created

Children excited and enthusiastic about music

Children talking about music using key vocabulary

Children performing both original and established music


You will feel:

A classroom climate where mistakes are valued and part of the deepening our understanding

Children building their understanding of music

That children are passionate about music in all its forms

Model Music Curriculum