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Music is taught following the Charanga scheme of work. The units, come from the scheme and have been planned to ensure they cover all the key subject content for each key stage in the National Curriculum. Music is taught in 3 half termly blocks spread out across the year in Key stage 2 and in Key stage 1. There are additional opportunities for singing, performance and enrichment activities throughout the year.

Through listening and appraising, games, singing, playing instruments, improvisation, composition and performing, pupils will experience the following musical genres.


KS2 (In addition)

  • Old School Hip Hop
  • Blues,
  • Latin,
  • Folk,
  • Funk,
  • Baroque,
  • Bhangra
  • Bossa Nova,
  • Film music,
  •  Big Band
  • Jazz,
  • South African styles
  • Reggae
  • Reggae
  • R&B,
  • Western Classical,
  • Musicals,
  • Motown,
  • Soul
  • Pop
  • Gospel
  • Rock
  • African drumming
  • Grime,
  •  Classical,
  • Bhangra,
  • Tango,
  • Latin Fusion



At St Cuthbert’s, we endeavour to provide additional musical opportunities outside of the main lessons through the arrangement of the following:

  • Whole school singing as part of Collective worship and regular singing practise
  • Cross curricular listening and appraisal ( topic teaching and entrance/exit music in Collective worship)
  • After school clubs
  • School choir
  • Brass peripatetic lessons
  • Leicestershire Lord Mayor Christmas concert
  • Identification of talented pupils and challenge accordingly
  • Guitar lessons