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Music Intent


At Peakirk cum Glinton Primary school, we provide a high-quality music education that will engage, inspire and develop a love of music and children’s talents as musicians to increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. We recognise the importance of music to a child’s development and the impact music can have on their lives. Through music, children are able to experiment, express their emotions and opinions, and be immersed to a wide range of musicians and musical styles.   Music is central to our school’s Christian distinctiveness, in the songs we listen to, sing to and perform in our everyday collective worship in school and church.


Through Music, we aim for our pupils to:


  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions
  • 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 and use technology appropriately 
  • 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 notation


At Peakirk cum Glinton Primary School we follow the National Curriculum for Music and use a program to support teaching and learning called ‘Charanga’. 

These units of work are used from Pre-school to Year 6.

Charanga Music is delivered through a sequenced bespoke curriculum designed to enable the learner to experience a coherent curriculum delivered through a logical progression. Attention has been paid to the order in which knowledge has been delivered, built on and revisited using the Model Music Curriculum 2021..

Music is taught each week and also includes the opportunity to sing as a whole school in 'Songs for Worship' from Reception to Year 6 weekly.


Each lesson has a specific outline that includes set expectations that should be included:-

  • Prior learning recap from previous lesson to inlcude the inter-dimensions of music
  • Warm-Up based around pulse and rythmns
  • Listening and appraisal of a specific song
  • Singing and/or playing an instrument along with the song
  • Performing the song without the backing
  • Performing a compostion 

Impact and Assessment


Ongoing assessment of an overall performance in music will occur after each unit, half termly 

 -Understanding music

 - Listen and respond

 -Learn to sing

 - Instrumental singing

- Improvisation

 - Composition


Each class will be recorded singing a song learnt over the half term with instruments. 

Groups of children to perform a composition at the end of a unit.


The intended impact of the Music curriculum is that the majority of children in each year group are at expected or greater depth. In addition, it is the intended impact that the children;


  • be equipped with the musical skills required to understand the uses for music, today and for the future.
  • to be investigative in how music affects their lives, both at school and in the community
  • Be exposed to high quality teaching and learning experiences, which allows them to develop an appreciation for music.
  • Have a range of practical experiences that are cross-curricular and allow musical vocabulary to thrive
  • Be provided with first-hand experiences
  • Have high aspirations which will see them through to further study, work and a successful adult life