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VA Primary &

Nursery School


Music Curriculum


Our curriculum promotes....

  • We want our children to see themselves as music makers & joy givers.
  • We want to encourage our children’s understanding and knowledge of music through playing, listening, singing, composing and performing.
  • We want to inspire and nurture a creative and imaginative approach to music making where children will receive the benefits on their overall learning and wellbeing.



  • We provide opportunities for all children to play, sing, create, perform, explore, express and enjoy music making. We deliver weekly WCET sessions developing musical confidence, skills and subject knowledge.
  • We aspire to be a singing school and sing everyday with the children with classroom learning, transition songs, assemblies and collective worship, our KS1 Choir and performances.
  • We inspire children with high quality music teaching & visiting artists, exposure to a wide variety of musical forms, genres and instrumentation.
  • We are creative, imaginative, and adaptable to the children’s interest and journeys with music. We encourage listening to a wide variety of music to inform their own musical creating, composing and appraising.
  • We provide opportunities for performing including sharing assemblies, Harvest, Christmas, Easter, Summer performances plus World Sing Up Day. We also connect with our community and perform alongside local choirs, schools at various events.
  • We encourage music technology as the school grows to help children create, manipulate and record sounds to create their own compositions.
  • We offer wider opportunities for musical learning including Lunchtime music clubs and private instrumental tuition.



  • Children grow in confidence, abilities and passion for the subject.
  • Children benefit from wellbeing and self-regulation skills from the use of music
  • Children can sing, chant, rhyme and recognize pulse, beat, rhythm.
  • Children can talk confidently about the elements of music including tempo, timbre, texture, structure, duration, pitch and dynamics.
  • Assessments on tapestry and plus music teachers assessments to show achievement, progression and aspiration.
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