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Subject Essence

Essence of Music: Ash Green believes music is a universal language, that allows creativity. Children are able to get critically involved without discrimination and compose their own styles of music.

What should we see the children doing?

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
  • Learn to sing, create and compose music, opportunity to learn a musical instrument
  • Understand and explore how music is created
Curriculum Content and Progression

Scheme of learning:

At Ash Green we follow the National curriculum guidelines.

End of 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 un-tuned 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 interrelated dimensions of music.

End of key stage 2 Pupils should be taught to:

  • Sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control.
  • They should develop and understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
  • 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


Music Progression Document

Music Curriculum Statement

Policies and Supporting Documents
Helpful Links and Ideas