Intent of the Music Curriculum at Lakeside

At Lakeside, the intention is that children:

  • will gain a secure understanding of what music is through the BIG THEMES of listening, singing, playing, appraising and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions and musical genres.
  • develop a lively curiosity for music and experience the benefits of performing as a group.
  • learn to sing and use their voices to create and compose music on their own and with others.
  • Have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument.
  • will come to an understanding of how music plays a key role in the lives of people, in religious, social, cultural, emotional  contexts.


Implementation of the Music Curriculum at Lakeside

Our music curriculum meets the expectations of the National Curriculum and provides opportunities for our pupils to sing, listen, play, perform and appraise.  Across school, our curriculums are driven by age-appropriate content: These opportunities are given to our pupils through

  • classroom lessons
  • weekly singing assemblies (KS1)
  • concerts and performances
  • learning of instruments
  • singing lessons with specialist teachers
  • taking part in the school choirs

Music in the Early Years

Music in the Early Years is delivered through their topics either through direct teaching or children accessing activities and resources in continuous provision. You can see how music progresses throughout the Early Year here.

Music in years 1-6

We use adapt lessons from the Charanga scheme to deliver our music lessons. Through this scheme children develop their understanding, make musical judgements, apply their new learning, develop their aural memory, express themselves physically, emotionally and through discussion create their own musical ideas. Charanga is planned as a spiral curriculum where these themes are revisited and built upon each year. You can find details of the progression in the music curriculum here.

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