At Chapel Street Community Primary School, we immerse children into the world of music. Our curriculum offers rich opportunities for our learners to play, sing, produce and perform. We encourage learners to build their confidence in performing and develop their appreciation of the important role music plays in their culture, our community and the wider world.

National Curriculum Core Aims

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
  • To provide children with a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing and composing across a variety of historical periods, styles, cultures and musical genres 

Our Aims

  • To develop learners understanding of a diverse range performers and music genres giving them opportunities to listen and share their opinions confidently.
  • As confident and skilled learners our children will be inspired to innovate and produce high quality compositions in response to music they have studied.
  • To ensure learners are confident to perform to a range of audiences and be proud of their musical abilities.    

Teaching is implemented through a scheme called The Charanga Musical School

Which is in line with the National Curriculum for music and provides a practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning. Lessons are taught weekly for three half terms per year and lessons are usually an hour and consist of three sections: listen and appraise, musical skills and finally perform and share.