Music is a unique and expressive way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a means of personal expression and can play an important part in personal development in children. Through music we can express, represent and communicate our ideas and perceptions.

At Abbey Hey Primary Academy we understand how important music is as both a creative yet highly academic subject and the part it plays in a child’s life. We intend to provide children with opportunities to listen to, compose and perform music that’s linked in with learning from a range of topics.

To develop children’s learning to become the best musician that they can be, we aim to equip them with

the following skills:

  • Broaden children’s musical awareness and foster an appreciation of music from different times and cultures.

  • Ensuring progression of musical skills involved in performing, composing, listening and appraising.

  • To encourage children to express themselves through music and develop self-esteem through musical achievement.

  • Involve every pupil in music making and enable them to realise their individual creative potential.

  • Contribute to the life of the school and the wider community and to enrich and contribute to other areas of the curriculum.

  • A desire to challenge themselves by undertaking the study of new instruments and the further study of their own instrument.

  • Encourage children to leave school with a love of music and happy memories of their musical experience that they will want to continue to develop and enjoy.


We teach music weekly. Each lesson is taught by the class teacher and uses the Charanga scheme of work to deliver the curriculum. With a focus on the dimensions of music (pulse, pitch, dynamics, rhythm, texture and tempo) as well as listening to, improvising, singing and composing music, we plan to provide our children with a quality, enriched and engaging music education.


Our Music Curriculum is of high quality, it is well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes.

  • Having the opportunity to listen to music from a long range of genres from history to gain both inspiration and analytical skills.

  • A celebration of learning for each term which demonstrates progression across the school.

  • Assessment through compositions and performances.

  • Having equal opportunities for all pupils, such as taster sessions, being part of a leadership team within a club or opportunities students who are pupil premium.

  • Ensemble work through weekly singing assemblies.

  • Pupil discussions about their learning.

  • Pupils working in mixed ability groups in order to develop leadership, responsibility and confidence.

Music Gallery

Long Term Plan


  • Music

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