Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

National Curriculum Music (2014)


At St. Andrew’s Primary School, our Charanga music curriculum intends to inspire creativity, self-expression and to encourage our children on their musical journeys as well as giving them opportunities to connect with others. We hope to foster a life long love of music by exposing them to diverse musical experiences and igniting a passion for music. By listening and responding to different musical styles, finding their voices as singers, performers and as composers, all will enable them to become confident, reflective musicians. 


Our music curriculum ensures students can create their own music, sing, listen, play, and perform. This is embedded into daily classroom activities, weekly music lessons, weekly singing assemblies, regular concerts and performances and the learning of instruments.

The elements of music are taught in classroom lessons so that children are able to use the language of music to discuss it, and understand how it is made, played and appreciated. In the classroom, pupils learn how to play various tuned and percussion instruments, including the glockenspiel and the recorder.


We want our pupils to receive a high quality music education that engages and inspires them. We want them to develop a love of music and to recognise their talents as musicians. We aim that, by the time they leave our school, our pupils will have a wide repertoire which they will be able to use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performances.

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