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Victoria Road,

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01928 574644

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december, 2023


Music Curriculum

Our Subject Leader for Music is: Mrs S Glyn-Jones

Curriculum Statement

At Victoria Road Primary School, we are committed to the teaching of Music and provide children with the opportunities to develop their performing, composing and appraising skills in a range of contexts.  We follow the ‘Charanga’ scheme of work, in addition to whole class sessions with visiting tutors, which allows the children to experience and a wide range of instruments and musical genres.


At Victoria Road Primary, we aim to support all pupils need to meet the National Curriculum end of key stage targets in Music.  Children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions,
and musical genres.
The aims of our Music curriculum are to develop pupils who:
 Enjoy and have an appreciation for music.
 Listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, cultures, styles and traditions.
 Can sing and use their voices to create different effects.
 Create and compose music, both on their own and with others.
 Use a range of musical vocabulary.
 Make judgements and express personal preferences about the quality and style of music.
 Take part in performances with an awareness of audience.

To develop a broad, balanced and skills based curriculum that works with the revised online programme, adopts elements of the new Model Music Curriculum and provides access to visiting music tutors for all children. To provide structured support for non-specialist members of staff.


Our Music curriculum ensures opportunities for children sing, listen and appraise, play, perform, improvise and compose. This is embedded in the classroom activities as well as assembly singing, various concerts and performances and the learning of instruments.

Music teaching at Victoria Road delivers the requirements of the National Curriculum through use of the Charanga scheme of work. Music lessons are broken down into half-termly units and an emphasis is placed on either listening & appraising, improvising & composing or performing.

Through the online musical program Charanga, teachers are able to produce inclusive lessons for all children to access the musical
curriculum in a fun and engaging way, further promoting a love of learning. Teachers deliver music following the Charanga programme, designed specifically for the teaching of music in primary schools.

Charanga lessons are planned in sequences to provide children with the opportunities to review, remember, deepen and apply their understanding. The elements of music are taught in classroom lessons so that children are able to use some of the language of music to dissect it, and understand how it is made, played, appreciated and analysed. In the classroom, as part of Charanga, children learn how to play the glockenspiel and a variety of un-tuned percussion instruments. In addition, children access whole class tuition from visiting specialist tutors allowing opportunities for playing recorders, guitar, samba drums and gospel singing.


The Music Curriculum at Victoria Road is planned to demonstrate progression and build on and embed current skills. We focus on progression of knowledge and skills in the different musical components. If children are achieving the knowledge and skills in lessons, then they are deemed to be making good or better progress. The impact of the scheme can be monitored through both formative and summative assessments opportunities.

In addition we measure the impact of our curriculum through pupil discussions and interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice) and photo or video evidence of the pupils practical learning.

“Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young. It is not just for musicians but has the power to form the characters of anyone who engages in it.”