Music at Little Gonerby CE Primary Academy


At Little Gonerby CE Primary Academy, our intent is that children appreciate music as a subject that is accessible to all and fully inclusive. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of listening to, and making music; it should increase self-confidence through achievement & performance.


As pupils progress, they should develop the ability to create and improve compositions. All pupils will: perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions. They will also learn to sing and use their voices; use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to further their musical ability, understanding and appreciation. They will experience and understand the musical elements: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and use appropriate musical notation.


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything!” Plato




● Perform, listen to and evaluate all genres of music.

● Participate in and develop their singing.

● Create/compose music individually and collectively.

● Use technology appropriately.

● Perform within the school and wider community.

● Promote musical equality and cultural diversity.

● Develop a lifelong love of music.




● Teachers will promote inclusivity through quality first teaching using high-quality resources provided through the online Charanga scheme.

● Opportunities to perform within the local and wider community.

● Extra-curricular music activities.

● Instrumental workshops to raise aspirations for all pupils.

● Daily opportunities to develop singing through Collective Worship and praise worship.




● A belief that music is, and should be, accessible to every child.

● Enabling all children to access music and develop a lifelong enjoyment of different types of music from around the world.

● The development of individual and group identity through composing, rehearsing and performing music.




● Planning is theme based and informed by the subject progression in music. Charanga provides a resource base for delivering our high-quality music curriculum.

● A progressive approach to ensure that all children fulfil their musical potential.

● Using a cross-curricular approach to link music to other areas across the curriculum.


Cross-curricular Opportunities in Music


PE - dance



RSHE- British Values