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At Audenshaw Primary School we aim to develop an understanding of Musical Concepts and to develop practical skills, enabling children to respond and communicate musical ideas, thoughts and feelings. Opportunity is also given to develop an awareness of musical traditions, styles and cultures. Music in our school allows all children to participate with enjoyment in the activities of: performing, composing, listening and appraising. Through these activities children will develop understanding of the following musical concepts: Pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre and texture. We follow Kapow Music scheme that ensures progression of skills and covers all aspects of the Music curriculum. As well as following our Kapow scheme we have additions from Tameside music and school radio BBC music. This allows variety in our music curriculum and it enhances children’s learning. 

Music in the National Curriculum


Key stage 1

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music


Key stage 2

Pupils should be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • 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




SEND children wherever possible are included in the normal classroom environment during lessons and would remain in lessons but depending on their specific requirement may be guided by/ to: 


 - specific instrument choice

 -bespoke instrument part

 -bespoke notation

 -TA support

 -Ear defenders if needed



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