Glenfall Community Primary School

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Music Curriculum Intent

At Glenfall all children experience a wealth of musical opportunities to create, participate and perform both individually and as part of a whole class ensemble. They will learn and appreciate music from around the world and develop a lifelong love for the subject. Children will have an opportunity can learn a musical instrument as well as have multiple opportunities to sing and play classroom instruments. Through actively participating in interactive sessions they will grow in confidence and develop their individual musicality.

Glenfall is a ‘Music Mark School’, as well as holding a Silver Award status from ‘Sing Up’ in recognition of our high-quality music education for young people.


Music – Skills Progression (Foundation Stage to Year 6)

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Sing Up Music programme

At Glenfall we base our music teaching on the Sing Up Music Programme. It supports a fully integrated approach to musical development, connecting the interrelated strands of singing, playing, performing, composing and improvising, listening, and appraising.

Below are links to individual breakdowns for each year group of the National Curriculum in relationship to coverage using Sing Up, ensuring skills are built upon year on year.

EYFS   y1   y2   y3   y4   y5   y6


Assessment Opportunities

  • Performance – class videos of children making progress as young musicians.
  • Whole school performances throughout the year including events such as Young Voices, Carol concert and nativities as well as celebrating significant events.
  • Curriculum – Progression map supported by Sing Up Music Programme with formative ongoing assessment in lessons providing ways to improve and feedback.
  • Mind maps using Music vocabulary and pictures, showing individual responses to music. Summative assessment at end of year, using collected evidence throughout the year to give an overall judgement of progress.