Calverley Parkside Primary School

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The music curriculum at Calverley Parkside Primary school will enable our children to develop their creativity and inspire them to have a love of music and a desire to learn how to become musicians. This will be achieved through regular singing of familiar, modern songs as well as more contemporary pieces of music. Music is important as studies have shown it to help with skills that link with other areas of the curriculum such as maths and science. The children will learn to count, keep a steady rhythm, and how to multiply and divide. 


In our classrooms, music is taught through both instrument lessons (delivered by Artforms) and Charanga, which is a structured and high quality music programme based on the model music curriculum non-statutory guidance from the DfE. In Early Years and KS1, this program provides our children with the opportunity to listen and respond to different styles of music, learn to sing/sing along with nursery rhymes and action songs, understand the basics of pulse and pitch, play classroom instruments and share and perform music.


Our curriculum is built from the experience of schools that already teach a demanding and rich music curriculum

As written in the national curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2, music is a “universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity”, therefore a highly important part of a child’s Primary school experience.


When designing our music curriculum, we considered the following three questions:


What do we want children to know?

How will we teach it to them?

How will we know if they have learnt it?