St Mary's

Developing Musicians of the Future

Our music education will engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians and singers, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Children will develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to a range of the very best of music from different historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.


Across the federation, we understand the importance of children being exposed to a wide range of music, regardless of their backgrounds. This gives children the cultural capital that they require to become musicians of the future. Many skills are learned through our Music curriculum, including team building, composition, creativity and performance.

From EYFS to Year Five, Music is taught through the use of Charanga: The scheme provides a vast variety of songs, lessons and genres of music, with lots of opportunity to learn both tuned and untuned instruments. There is also lots of opportunity for the children to use their voices both individually and as a group, enhancing their confidence. Charanga follows a spiral curriculum which ensures that skills are revisited and built on from previous years and modules. Throughout Year Six, children are taught by experienced Music teachers to play a musical instrument both in a solo capacity and as part of a group, currently violins.

We ensure that our Music lessons are focused on the children developing a love for Music and performance.