Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. For the children of Crossacres Primary Academy we want to provide high quality music education that engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and to increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As our 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.

By the end of KS2 Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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 inter-related 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

“Music is a language.  Every culture makes music which speaks to us in different ways; it creates strong feelings, builds memories and ignites passion.   Our children will experience playing an instrument and experimenting with the sounds they make and the joy of learning to play as a group, to listen to rhythm and read musical notation and to evaluate compositions.  Children will enjoy singing as a collective group, as a community which sings to celebrate and help us enjoy and remember our days at school. Our aim is to give the children the opportunity to have a high-quality music education which engages and inspires them to develop a life-long love of music, increases their self-confidence, creativity, imagination and provides opportunities for self-expression and a sense of personal achievement.”

Miss Mahon

At Crossacres, we follow the Charanga Scheme of Work for Music.

You can download the National Curriculum for music here.

Our Music Provision:

Whole School Singing Assembly – Wednesday 9.00 – 9.30 “Sing Like No One is Listening!” (Year 1 – Year 6)

Recorders – Year 4 (4C Autumn Term/4P Spring Term)

Brass Tuition – Children from Year 4, 5, 6 with Mr Storey

African Drumming – Year 5