Clophill St Marys CofE lower school



Through the teaching of Music we want children to develop an appreciation of and for music by listening and appraising a range of different styles, genres, historical periods, traditions, composers and musicians.  Through these pieces of music we will ensure children gain and develop a progressive understanding of the interrelated dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics, timbre, texture and structure).  With this knowledge base, children will have opportunity to create music using their voices, tuned and un-tuned instruments, gradually developing the skills of composition and an understanding of musical notes and formal notation. 


Mrs. O'Connor is our Music Co-ordinator.

At St. Mary's, Music is taught through "Expressive Arts and Design"  within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Acorn and Chestnut (Nursery and Reception):

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage

We teach the Music National Curriculum in Birch to Oak (Years 1 to 4):

Music Programmes of Study Key Stages 1 and 2

From the EYFS to Year 4, we use the Charanga Scheme to teach our Music curriculum. 

The following table shows which Music topics are taught throughout the school:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

Early Years

(Acorn Nursery 


Chestnut Reception)

Exploring and experimenting with Musical resources in the setting.



My Stories



Our World


Big Bear Funk


(Year 1)

Hey You!


Rhythm in the Way We Walk/The Banana Rap

In the Groove


Round and Round

Your Imagination


Reflect, Rewind and Replay


(Year 2)

Hands, Feet, Heart


Ho Ho Ho

I Wanna Play In a Band



Friendship Song


Reflect, Rewind and Replay


(Year 3)

Let Your Spirit Fly


Glockenspiel Stage 1

Three Little Birds


The Dragon Song

Bringing Us Together


Reflect, Rewind and Replay


(Year 4)

Mamma Mia


Glockenspiel Stage 2



Lean on Me



Reflect, Rewind and Replay 


All children are assessed in Music by their teachers, on a termly basis.  Mrs. O'Connor then analyses the attainment and progress of the whole school in this area.  This information informs future teaching and learning in Music.