Our vision for Music is that we provide every child with high quality music experiences which engage and inspire them. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music and to appreciate a variety of music styles. We aim for every child to leave the school with a range of foundation musical skills, knowledge and an understanding and love of music which they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.  Our school is rooted in Christian faith and practice. We hope that through Music we can promote Christian values through the experience it offers to all pupils.

This is underpinned by the notion that;

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.”

National Curriculum Programme of study (2014)


The National Curriculum (2014) for Music aims 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.


At Durrington All Saints Infant School, we encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Singing is an integral part of our school life and our teaching focuses on developing the children's ability to sing in tune, developing their expression and ability to listen to others pupil’s understanding of music will be developed through activities which bring together the requirements of performing, composing, listening and appraising. Children are taught to make music with percussion instruments and to compose simple pieces. They are also taught to sing and play in time controlling the sound and pace.

We use the ‘Kapow’ scheme of work which supports all of the requirements of the National Curriculum and gives children access to a wide range of musical concepts and experiences. The  Kapow 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 providing lesson plans, assessment, clear progression, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson. The scheme supports all the requirements of the new National Curriculum and is in line with published OFSTED guidance. The learning within this scheme is based on: Listening and Appraising; Musical Activities - creating and exploring; and Singing and Performing. The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles in music lessons including modelling, demonstrating and exploration. Children also have the opportunity to use/listen to a wide range of instruments, including through ICT and computing. Children also have the opportunity to sing in the school choir and perform in school and within the local community.


During their time at Durrington All Saints Infant School the children will:

  • Enjoy and appreciate a wide variety of musical styles
  • Explore how sounds are made, and how music is produced by a variety of instruments
  • Develop imagination and creativity
  • Build a sense of pulse and rhythm
  • Understand a range of musical vocabulary
  • Develop the interrelated skills of composition, improvisation, performance and appreciation
  • Enjoy a wide range of songs and sing in tune
  • Develop positive attitudes and to experience success and satisfaction in music


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