Cheslyn Hay Primary School

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At Cheslyn Hay Primary School children have lessons in Music across Key Stages 1 and 2, equivalent to 45 minutes per fortnight, using the Kapow scheme, with some music objectives being covered within the Cornerstones curriculum (dependent on the topics selected in each year group).. The core of musical activity takes place in the classroom, but use of the hall also provides opportunity to combine music, movement and drama with music..


Children are offered the opportunity to take up additional weekly instrumental lessons in piano, keyboard, guitar and ukulele (for younger children).


There is a weekly music focus which is displayed in all classrooms across school.  This has a theme for the week and a piece of music to be played each day linked to the theme.  This is also used to provide music as children arrive at and leave assemblies.


Singing is considered a hugely important part of music in our school. Singing assembly takes place on a Wednesday for KS1/KS2 on alternate weeks. This ensures that all ages can participate in singing enthusiastically and confidently.  There are also a number of opportunities to link to songs within other curriculum areas.


The expected impact of following the Kapow Primary Music scheme of work is that children will:

  • Be confident performers, composers and listeners and will be able to express themselves musically at and beyond school.
  • Show an appreciation and respect for a wide range of musical styles from around the world and will understand how music is influenced by the wider cultural, social and historical contexts in which it is developed.
  • Understand the ways in which music can be written down to support composing and performing activities.
  • Demonstrate and articulate and enthusiasm for music and be able to identify their own musical preferences.
  • Meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the National Curriculum for Music.