Flying High Together


Our Music curriculum is guided by the National Curriculum (2014) for KS1 Music, and the statutory early years foundation stage and development matters frameworks.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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 inter-related dimensions of music.

At Common Road Infant and Nursery School we aim to help the children to develop a love of music and support them in developing a secure subject knowledge. We have implemented a scheme of work developed by Wakefield Music Service using the online platform Charanga to provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for music for all the children in school.

The Charanga Musical School Scheme provides teachers with week-by-week lesson support for each year group in the school. It is ideal for specialist and non-specialist teachers and provides lesson plans, assessment, clear progression, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson. The Scheme supports all the requirements of the national curriculum.

In line with the curriculum for music and guidance from Ofsted, this Scheme moves away from the previous levels and learning objective/outcome concepts to an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning.

The music specialist supports teachers to deliver a high-quality music education that engages the pupils to develop a love of music and develop their talents as musicians.

Through our teaching of music, we aim to expose children to a range of genres of music and introduce them to some of the world’s best pieces of music across the ages.


'Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.'