At Seymour Primary School, we believe that music is a universal language that encourages creativity and plays an integral role in helping children to feel part of a community. Therefore, our curriculum provides opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music both in class and to an audience. By the time they leave in Year 6, they will have an understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Our aim is for children to develop curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of all types of music. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music and are able to link this to their own experiences.

How is this subject taught:

We use and adapt the Charanga program to meet the needs of our school. Within each unit, lessons follow a structure which encourages children to reflect on different musical genres and form their own opinions. From EYFS to Year 6 children are exposed to a wide range of music from past to present day and have the opportunity to create and perform pieces of music using a selection of instruments.


Music Curriculum Map – Overview 2023-24


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