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Curriculum Intent: Music


At Wolverley we aim to provide a high quality music education which engages and inspires children, enabling them to develop a love of music whilst increasing self-confidence, creativity and a sense of achievement. We encourage children to develop their own appreciation of music and we provide opportunities to explore, create and perform.


 To become a great musician we need:


                         Confidence                             Hard Work                        Practise


                                                     Perseverance              Creativity                  


                                  A love of music                             A sense of adventure



Music is planned in-line with the statements from the National Curriculum

These aim to ensure that all pupils:


 perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians

 learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence  understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations


Through the Charanga Musical School scheme and related to themes/topics where possible, pupils have the opportunity to experience and learn about music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, enabling an understanding of context and genre. They explore different music styles through the language of music via active listening, improvising, composing, singing and performing.

Emphasis is placed on the progression of skills and vocabulary across the school. Pupils are encouraged to reflect on their own learning alongside the teacher assessment that takes place.

Opportunities are provided for all children to learn how to play a musical instrument, whether that be classroom instruments or lessons provided by specialist teachers.

Characteristics of a Musician

Curriculum Statement for Music


Our curriculum statement outlines our intent for the subject, our implementation of the subject and the desired impact our curriculum will have on the leadership and teaching of the subject and on our pupils and their learning. 

Progression and Skills


At Wolverley we plan our curriculum across four main milestones: Early Years, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2. We outline the knowledge, skills, and vocabulary to be taught across each phase.

Progress Milestones for Music

Progress Milestones

Milestone 1 relates to Yr1/2

Milestone 2 relates to Yr3/4

Milestone 3 relates to Yr5/6

Peripatetic Music Provision


At Wolverley, pupils have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument. These lessons are led by Severn Arts and take place weekly. Severn Arts has an established reputation for high-quality delivery and the work they do in schools is fully integrated into national music education policy.


Currently we offer the following lessons:



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