Please click on this link to see the National Curriculum purpose of study for Music, its aims and our school’s Statement of Intent for Music

Our Charanga Musical School Scheme provides our teachers with week-by-week lesson support for each year group in the school. It is ideal for specialist and non-specialist teachers and provides lesson plans, assessment, clear progression, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson. The Scheme supports all the requirements of the national curriculum. In line with the curriculum for music and guidance from Ofsted, this Scheme moves away from the previous levels and learning objective/outcome concepts to an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.

Ofsted have stated that “We will not always know the learning outcomes” so segregated learning objectives at the start of each lesson are not appropriate. Instead the interrelated dimensions of music weave through the units to encourage the development of musical skills as the learning progresses through listening and appraising, differing musical activities (including creating and exploring) and performing.

How the Scheme is structured

Each Unit of Work comprises the of strands of musical learning which correspond with the National Curriculum for music:

  1. Listening and Appraising
  2. Musical Activities (Warm-up Games, Optional Flexible Games, Singing, Playing instruments, Improvisation and Composition)
  3. Performing

Mastery in our music lessons

Charanga Musical School Units of Work enable children to understand musical concepts through a repetition-based approach to learning. Learning about the same musical concept through different musical activities enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills. The Activity Manual guides you through each strand of musical learning from Reception to Upper Key Stage 2 in order for teachers to plan teaching and to see the opportunity to embed a deeper learning, knowledge, understanding and skills. Musical teaching and learning is not neat or linear. The strands of musical learning, presented within the lesson plans and the on-screen resources, are part of the learning spiral. Over time, children can both develop new musical skills and concepts, and re-visit established musical skills and concepts. Repeating a musical skill doesn’t necessarily mean their progress is slowing down or their development is moving backwards! It’s just shifting within the spiral. Mastery means both a deeper understanding of musical skills and concepts and learning something new.

Our Progression of Knowledge & Skills can be seen by clicking on the following documents;

St Wilfrid’s Music Curriculum Year R

St Wilfrid’s Music Curriculum Year 1

St Wilfrid’s Music Curriculum Year 2

St Wilfrid’s Music Curriculum Year 3

St Wilfrid’s Music Curriculum Year 4

St Wilfrid’s Music Curriculum Year 5

St Wilfrid’s Music Curriculum Year 6

Knowledge Organisers for Years 1-6 are detailed below;

Music Knowledge Organiser Year 1

Music Knowledge Organiser Year 2

Music Knowledge Organiser Year 3

Music Knowledge Organiser Year 4

Music Knowledge Organiser Year 5

Music Knowledge Organiser Year 6

Teacher Assessment can be accessed here;

Music Teacher Assessment Year R

Music Teacher Assessment Year 1

Music Teacher Assessment Year 2

Music Teacher Assessment Year 3

Music Teacher Assessment Year 4

Music Teacher Assessment Year 5

Music Teacher Assessment Year 6




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