Brampton Primary School

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At Brampton Primary School, we value the importance of music because it is a powerful and unique form of communication that can influence the way pupils feel, think and act. Music encourages creativity and is an important form of personal expression, regardless of ability or background. Pupils are given opportunities to compose, improvise and perform using a variety of instruments, including the voice, whilst developing their ability to listen and appraise their own work and that of other musicians and composers.


Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. 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 (National Curriculum, 2014).

At Brampton Primary School, music learning takes place within the Early Years Statutory Framework and through the Charanga Musical School online hub, which supports all of the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum for Music in England in full. Through week-by-week lessons for each year group within the school, the progressive development of musical concepts, knowledge and skills is supported. Music plays a very important role in developing a sense of community. In order to foster this sense of community, we provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music both inside and outside the classroom. As well as weekly lessons, we provide a wide range of musical opportunities for our children, including weekly singing assemblies, a range of extra-curricular singing groups and solo/group instrument lessons.


EYFS: Music is an integral part of learning, with singing and music-making opportunities embedded in daily routines and continuous provision. Rhythm and rhyme are also used throughout the learning of maths, writing and phase 1 phonics. Across both cycles of the curriculum, children learn a wide range of songs and rhymes, developing their musical awareness, confidence and skills for performing together. 

KS1/KS2: Music lessons are a part of the weekly timetable. The Charanga Original Scheme of Work offers comprehensive coverage of the National Curriculum requirements, and teachers follow the suggested scheme of work to deliver music lessons for their year group. However, adaptations can be made using the ‘Freestyle’ and Model Music Curriculum elements of the service, allowing flexibility according to the appropriateness of the units, their relevance/connections to the wider curriculum and to accommodate mixed year groups.

Each Unit of Work comprises the three strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music:

1) Listening and Appraising

2) Musical Activities

  • Warm-up Games
  • Optional Flexible Games
  • Singing
  • Playing instruments
  • Improvisation
  • Composition

3) Performing


The Charanga Music Scheme is designed to allow children, over time, to develop new musical skills and concepts as well as revisiting established skills and concepts. We measure the impact of our curriculum provision through the following methods:

  • Children enjoy and are enthusiastic about Music in our school.
  • There is a clear progression of children’s skills throughout their time at Brampton.
  • Photo and video evidence of the pupils’ practical learning.
  • Use of the assessment tools provided within the Charanga scheme.

The impact of our music provision is also measured in the uptake for the extra-curricular opportunities that we offer, such as music lunch clubs, choirs, Rocksteady music sessions and additional small group music tutoring.


Music Development Plan

Click on the link to view our current Music Development Plan.