Curriculum Intent

Clifton Primary School uses ‘Charanga’ (Award-winning music education technology, digital music programmes, partnerships and quality-assured training for teachers) to support our teaching and learning in Music.

As Clifton Musicians, we will develop our knowledge and understanding of music through:

  1. performing, listening to, reviewing and evaluating music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
  2. learning to sing and to use our voices, to create and compose music on our own and with others, having the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
  3. Understanding and exploring how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

As Clifton Musicians, we will do this by:

  1. Using our voices and instruments with increasing control.
  2. Listening to, understanding and recalling a range of music from great composers and musicians through time.
  3. Improvising and composing music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.
  4. Performing in solo and ensemble contexts.

Curriculum Implementation

Curriculum Impact 

Whilst in school, children have access to a varied programme allowing them to discover areas of strength, as well as areas they are working to improve upon. Music can allow children to experience; achievement, self-confidence, interaction with and awareness of others, and self-reflection. Music will also develop an understanding of culture and history, both in relation to children individually, as well as ethnicities from across the world. Children are able to enjoy music as either a composer, performer or simply a listener.  They will also gain a deeper understanding of music to use in other aspects of their education and lives.  Teachers assess music through observations during sessions, discussions with other teachers and during performances and sharing of work.  Children assess their own work through discussion, observation and performance.  Children give oral feedback about their learning and performances. They also give positive feedback to others in their groups and offer suggestions for further improvement.


At Clifton Primary School we offer a Recorder club one lunchtime per week during the Autumn term.

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