At Oaktree our curriculum intent for Music is for all children to:


  •         Enjoy making their own music
  •         Develop a sense of belonging through making music together
  •         Express themselves through music
  •         Celebrate school life and the wider community, both locally and globally,                  through singing and making music together.
  •         Have the skills to carry on their interest outside of school
  •         Have their performances celebrated
  •         Appreciate and discuss the work of others
  •         Know about great musicians and the context of their work
We give children these opportunities through a scheme called Charanga. The children listen to a piece of music from a variety of musicians each week. They then use a song to create their own pieces, using a variety of instruments such as recorders, drums, ukuleles, glockenspiels, boomwhackers and different percussion instruments. Each term, one year group gets to perform and celebrate their piece to the rest of the school in our last Friday assembly of the term. 
The National Curriculum Aims for Music
In KS1 all children should:
  • 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
In KS2 all children should:
  • 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