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Charford First School



To engage and inspire children to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. 

A Charford musician will:  

  • develop a love of music 
  • develop their talent as a musician
  • compose, perform, listen to, review and evaluate music 
  • know great composers and musicians 
  • learn to sing and to use their voice, to create and compose music on their own and with others 
  • have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument


All children are encouraged to participate in a class music lesson that is inclusive for all. Where possible, cross-curricular links are made between music and themes. 

Children are encouraged to perform in lessons, assemblies, school services and concerts and their participation in performances is celebrated. 

Assemblies always have music playing for the children to listen to as they come in and out.  

Autumn - Musical instruments  

Spring - Composers 

Summer - Music from around the World 

Teaching follows the online ‘Charanga’ scheme of work. It is progressive, building on skills learned the previous year. Musical skills such as pulse, rhythm and matching the pitch, are seen as skills that can be developed by all with regular practice. While there are opportunities for children of all abilities to develop their skills and knowledge in each teaching unit, the planned progression built into the scheme of work means that the children are increasingly challenged as they move through the school.

Responsibility for teaching music is taken by the class teacher, supported by the music subject leader and may take place at different times throughout the term.
•    Each half-term, each year group will perform a song or musical activity from their charanga activities, this will take place in an assembly with the rest of the school.
•    Harvest Festival (Whole School)
•    Reception Nativity play
•    Year 1 Easter play
•    Year 2 Performance to parents
•    Year 3 Christmas Carol Service Songs
•    Year 4 Leavers concert
•    Summer Fair choir performance
•    Years 3 and 4 Young Voices performance at Arena
•    Assemblies feature whole-school singing and listening to different music as pupils enter.


Programme of Study and Long-Term Plan