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St Gregory's Catholic Primary School Part of The Stella Maris Catholic Federation


Our Music Curriculum


Children are offered a broad and balanced curriculum which builds on their knowledge, skills and understanding of music each year. Children leave our school with an appreciation of the joy of music, and the necessary skills to listen to, compose, perform and appraise musical pieces.


At St Gregory's we follow the Charanga music scheme from Reception - Year 6. Each year group has one topic per half term, with one lesson of music planned in line with the National Curriculum standards, per week. 


Music is valued highly at St Gregory's and we employ a professional Music teacher, Mr Clarke, to work with the children on a weekly basis. The children gain a wide range of musical skills during these lessons - please see the long term plan and progression of skills in Music.


Our Aims


At St Gregory's Catholic Primary School we aim to:


  • Teach all children to play a range of musical instruments
  • Develop children's confidence in taking an active part in music lessons, through both singing and playing musical instruments, as well as through responding and moving to music
  • Encourage active involvement in creating and developing musical ideas using voices and instruments - both tuned and un-tuned
  • Develop children’s ability to listen to, and appreciate a wide variety of music, including that which has a specific purpose.
  • Provide opportunities for children to explore and express ideas and feelings about music in a variety of ways, for example through dance.
  • Explore a range of musical elements, for example: pitch, pulse, tempo and dynamics.
  • Develop a sense of group identity and togetherness through composing, rehearsing and performing music with others, to an audience.
  • Increase self-discipline and creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment.