Harlowbury Primary School


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

We strive to ensure that we promote a high quality music education to engage and inspire our pupils. We encourage a love of music and provide opportunities for the children to discover their talent as musicians. We see progression and an increase in their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

At Harlowbury, we have implemented the Musical School programme Charanga. It covers the areas of study outlined in our curriculum map.

Using this programme offers our children the opportunity to develop their understanding, make musical judgements, apply their new learning, develop their aural memory, express themselves physically, emotionally and through discussion and create their own musical ideas.

We have access to a wide range of core resources have been developed specifically to motivate and capture each individual’s personal interest. We use this to enhance and inspire each of our lessons. In this way, the children not only learn about music; they become musicians who are able to share and perform using their new skills.

The units are divided into 6 steps. The activities and games cover the musical dimensions, (formerly elements – pulse, rhythm, pitch etc) through singing and playing instruments, listening and creating music – all intrinsically linked through a central song or piece.

Music is celebrated each week in a special assembly and each year group perform a music centred performance during the school year which is shared with the school and family community.

Skills Progression