The power of music: 

“Music is all around us. It is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging. In our schools, music can bring communities together through the shared endeavour of whole-school singing, ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and, through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils, performing. The sheer joy of music making can feed the soul of a school community, enriching each student while strengthening the shared bonds of support and trust which make a great school. ” (Quotation from the DfE’s Model Music Curriculum). 

At our school, we understand the importance of music to connect children to others (working as a team to create and perform) while at the same time encouraging creativity and discipline. We know that  working together, being creative and practising in a disciplined way teaches our children to be disciplined, resilient, confident learners, and music enables all of this to happen. This is why music plays such a crucial part of our curriculum at our school. 

Long term plan from Y1-Y6 (Charanga scheme overview Curriculum B)


Sample of component and composite knowledge

Year 1 Music Sample copy

Year 4 Music copy

Documentation to show how the curriculum subject is sequenced

Musical Progression Guide Years 1-6

Sample of assessment maps

Music assessment maps 3 and 4 copy

Music assessment maps KS1 copy

The end of year expectations

Music summative assessment document Y1-Y6

National Curriculum


Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge and Skills Year 1

Knowledge and Skills Year 2

Knowledge and Skills Year 3

Knowledge and Skills Year 4

Knowledge and Skills Year 5

Knowledge and Skills Year 6