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A Summary of Music

Our Music Curriculum

We aim that through our music curriculum we engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and foster children’s talents as musicians. As pupils progress, we want children to develop a critical engagement with music.

We aim for every child to develop:

• A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work.

• A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of technical expertise.

• Very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres.

• An excellent understanding of how musical provenance - the historical, social and cultural origins of music - contributes to the diversity of musical styles.

• The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately.

• A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.


In Key Stage 1 children will have the opportunity to:

• Use their voices expressively 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.

• Make and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.


In Key Stage 2 children will have the opportunity to:

• Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using voice and playing instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression.

• Improvise and compose music using the inter-related dimensions of music separately and in combination.

• Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.

• Use and understand the basics of the stave and other musical notations.

• Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music from different traditions and from great musicians and composers.


• Develop an understanding of the history of music.

" Music is fun. I really like singing and I am able to perform in productions at Christmas and at the end of the year.” Charlie


“I enjoyed learning to play the ocarina. I want to learn how to play the guitar next!” Kimran


“We listened to Madam Butterfly by Puccini; it sounded very sad and sorrowful.” -  Hannah


 "Violin lessons are fun. I can now play it two ways; by plucking with my fingers and with a bow!” – Makenzie



Charanga Music   

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CBBC Music games

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Christ Church C of E Primary School,
Albert Street, Oldbury, B69 4DE
Tel: 0121 552 3625
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