At Highfields we follow the Charanga scheme of work.  This scheme allows us to fulfill the aims of the National Curriculum.  These are as follows;

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.


The following table shows the objectives in the National Curriculum for Music;


Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2


Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.

Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.

Use and understand staff and other musical notations.

Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.




Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.


Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.

Develop an understanding of the history of music.

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