Chorlton C of E Primary School

“An Adventure for the Mind, and a Home for the Heart”

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Spaces in Nursery for September 2022

Music and Performance


  • Inspire and engage pupils to develop a love of music
  • Increase self confidence, creativity and sense of achievement
    Develop learners who can compose and listen with a sense of discrimination
  • Develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music
  • To develop learners who can confidently perform either singing or skillfully playing an instrument, either solo or as part of a group.



Our music curriculum is mapped out to show a clear progression of skills and knowledge from EYFS to Year 6. At Chorlton C of E we have a specialist music teacher. Opportunities are provided to perform, listen to and evaluate music. Our curriculum gives children a firm 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. Children learn to use their voices, create and compose music thinking about pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and musical notation. Through music lessons we enable children to understand musical concepts through a repetition based approach to learning. This approach enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills.


Our Music curriculum is also drawn from: 




Our music Curriculum is planned to demonstrate progression and build on and embed current skills. We focus on progression of knowledge and skills in the different musical components and teaching of vocabulary also forms part of the units of work. If children are achieving the knowledge and skills in lessons, then they are deemed to be making good or better progress. We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • Pupil discussions and interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice)
  • Governor monitoring with our subject music link governor
  • Annual reporting and tracking of standards across the curriculum
  • Photo and video evidence of the pupils practical learning
  • Use of FFT assessment tracker
  • Dedicated music leader time


The impact of our music curriculum is also measured in the uptake of extra-curricular music sessions and clubs.

Please see the whole school Progression and Overview documents below:

Chorlton C of E Primary School

“An Adventure for the Mind, and a Home for the Heart”

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