Our vision at Mickleton Primary School, is to develop enthusiastic, confident and resilient learners, who have the knowledge and skills they need to fulfil their aspirations as responsible citizens.

Mickleton Primary School

To become the person I need to be


Mickleton Primary School 



For every child to develop to develop a love of music as well as their talents as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.


Music Curriculum

The music curriculum at Mickleton School is one of enjoyment, repetition and practice following the National Curriculum using the Charanga music scheme, whole class instrumental teaching (supported by GCC Music) and an understanding of music throughout time.

In recognition of the starting points of many of our children, our music curriculum provides a breadth of exciting, purposeful learning experiences to ensure a rapid development of knowledge, skills, independence and confidence. The aim is for our children to enjoy music and develop the necessary skills and experience in musical history, listening, appraising, composition and performance, both singing and playing instruments.


Our curriculum intent includes planned opportunities to:

  • Ensure a love and desire to learn music
  • Enrich and challenge all learners
  • Develop the musical skills to prepare children for life in the world we live in
  • Become resilient, positive, aspirational learners
  • Develop ‘pupil voice’ and children as leaders in their learning
  • Close all learning gaps
  • Develop ambitious vocabulary choices
  • Learn in a stimulating environment both inside and outside the classroom
  • Engage in purposeful learning, opportunities including: visits, Young Voices, School Cluster events, performances to a wide range of audiences, workshops and theme days.
  • Engage families in providing the skills and understanding to support as partners in learning through participation in music concerts and communication with music teachers.
  • Develop mastery skills by engaging in repetition and practice activities.
  • Appreciate music in the world they live in and understand our local and global music too.
  • Develop a voice to promote change and a confidence to speak out about issues that are important to us.
  • Develop the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of all our learners.
  • Learn how to play instruments correctly and to develop practice skills
  • Experiences to aspire and learn about different musical career opportunities.

Children leave our school as able, confident, respectful musicians ready to develop and enjoy further learning experiences.


The music curriculum follows the National Curriculum using the Charanga music scheme, whole class instrumental teaching (supported by GCC music) and an understanding of music throughout time.


Individual music are offered to all children from Year Two upwards, these are taught by private teachers. The children may learn guitar, brass and keyboard.


Children also learn the history of music and information about composers. The children listen to music across the chronological history starting with medieval chants, Renaissance period, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary. All children also have the opportunity to listen and appraise ‘World Music.’

Differentiation is through support and questioning recognising some children may need instruments to be simplified or modelled more closely. Those who are more able are also supported and tasks and instrument choices extended.


The teaching of music is enriched through:

  • Whole school and Class Assemblies
  • Learning songs for celebrations ie Harvest, Christmas, Easter, Mothering Sunday.
  • Chronology focus and discussion of features of different musical eras in weekly assemblies.
  • Cluster events
  • Visits
  • Young Voices
  • Listening to musicians perform in school
  • Listen to children perform in school.
  • Participation in the termly music concert.
  • Performance in the Nativity (EYFS and KS1)
  • Performance in the KS2 show (KS2)
  • Theme music days
  • Teachers choose assembly music on a rotating basis, exposing the children to different genres and artists.
  • Performance at Young Voices.
  • PPG children having access to music lessons (guitar, brass, piano).
  • KS2 learn the ukulele.
  • Teaching of music through charanaga encourages a variety of genres.




Music at Mickleton

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