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Music Statement of Intent

At St Augustine's Catholic Primary School, our intention is to provide a quality music curriculum which will inspire our pupils and enable them to reach their full potential. We aim to promote a love of music through singing, playing instruments, composing and performing in front of an audience, both inside and outside of school. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. We teach them the disciplined skills of recognising pulse and pitch. As the children get older we teach them how to work with others to compose music and perform for an audience. Finally, we ensure every child will have the opportunity to learn to play the keyboard for a year, taught by a music specialist. Through this provision, pupils learn to read music and play as part of an ensemble.


In order to implement the skills outlined in the National Curriculum for Music, we use the Charanga scheme of work. We feel that it complements the curriculum and scaffolds the learning opportunities throughout the Key Stages, allowing for a clear progression in skills. Charanga offers a topic-based approach to support children’s learning in music. A steady progression plan has been built into Charanga, both within each year and from one year to the next, ensuring consistent musical development. Through our use of Charanga, we can ensure that we are fulfilling the aims for musical learning stated in the National Curriculum. Charanga provides a classroom-based, participatory and inclusive approach to music learning. Throughout the scheme, children are actively involved in using and developing their singing voices, using body percussion and whole body actions, and learning to handle and play classroom instruments effectively to create and express their own and others’ music. Through a range of whole class, group and individual activities, children have opportunities to explore sounds, listen actively, compose and perform.


Music is monitored by the subject leader throughout all year groups using a variety of strategies such as, lesson observations, staff discussions and pupil voice interviews.  Feedback from lesson observations is given to teachers and is also used to identify any gaps in knowledge that can be addressed by in school training or training from an external provider, such as the local Music Hub. The subject leader uses  information from the pupil voice questionnaires to monitor whether the children know more and remember more, and to ensure they are getting access to a wide range of learning opportunities within their lessons. 

Interrelated Dimensions of Music

Interrelated dimensions of music

What our learning looks like

School Choir

The School Choir, lead by Mrs O'Kane, rehearse every Thursday 3.15-4pm and is available to all Key Stage 2 children. We regularly perform both in school and out in the community. We always welcome new members! Have a look at some of our previous performances below.

Music Mark School

We are very excited to have been invited to become a Music Mark School. This will give us access to lots of training opportunities and exciting events for the children to participate in.

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