SHINE in Music


We want all pupils to confidently utilise the essential components of music including music notation and the interrelated dimensions of music and develop these aspects to a high standard, constantly striving towards creating a cohesive community. We want to embed children’s ability to perform, listen, review and evaluate a wide range of musical genres, styles and traditions.  


We will provide a stimulating learning environment to ensure we promote a culture of happiness and enjoyment across all aspects of music, where learning challenges are expressive, high quality and promote self-confidence and creativity. Supported by Charanga, our music curriculum brings opportunities to explore different genres of music, listen and appraise, sing, play instruments, improvise, compose and perform, whilst being drenched in the interrelated dimensions of music. Pupils are inspired to develop a love of music.  


We will inspire all pupils through our holistic and collaborative approach to providing a creative music curriculum, which inspires critical engagement and discrimination. Pupils are motivated to develop an understanding of the history of music. We have strong desire to enhance their cultural capital, through memorable internal and external opportunities.   


We will build strong foundations with parents and pupils, based on honesty and collaboration. We will scaffold and nurture quality – first learning opportunities, whilst celebrating and supporting diversity, in order to foster independent learning and application, across the music curriculum.  


We will treat all pupils as individuals, building on their knowledge, skills and understanding to guide them on their musical journey. Using varied and high quality live and recorded music a stimulus and effective modelling as a scaffold, we will teach the musical knowledge, skills and understanding that pupils need, in order to develop confidence and life-long enjoyment of Music. 


Music Long Term Plan

Progression of Skills

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon. The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

National Curriculum 2014

The Wolverhampton Music Service provide instrumental teaching across the year for Year 4 children. Their experienced teachers deliver lessons on one of the following: woodwind (the fife) percussion (djembe drums) and string (ukulele) and, at the end of each unit of lessons, the children perform a concert showcasing their learning, to parents and pupils.