Stockton-on-the-Forest Primary School

Happy, Healthy, Learning for Life and Caring for All


Our Music Curriculum Intent: 

Music allows children to develop self-confidence, creativity and a sense of achievement. Through music lessons, children develop musical skills and participate in a variety of musical experiences to develop a love of music and develop their talent as musicians. They learn to listen and to appreciate different forms of music across different time periods, cultures and traditions. This supports children to understand the cultural capital of being open-minded in their listening as well as knowledgeable about a breadth of musical genres in the world today. Music supports our aim to encourage children to be the kind of person they aspire to be and helps them contribute to the kind of world in which they want to live.


We use the award-winning Charanga scheme for music. 

How the scheme is structured: 

Each Unit of Work comprises the of strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music:

  1. Listening and Appraising
  2. Musical Activities
    1. Warm-up Games
    2. Optional Flexible Games
    3. Singing
    4. Playing instruments
    5. Improvisation
    6. Composition
  3. Performing

How we promote a love of music:

    Children are also able to receive small group and individual tuition from specialist teachers. Children in years 2 - 6 have the opportunity to learn to play the recorder. Our specialist music teacher offers lessons in singing, piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone and more! There is also a popular singing club. 


    We enjoy visits from musical groups and there are regular opportunities for our children to perform for one another and at school events.