The Icknield Primary School

Thrive and achieve together!



Subject Leader - Mrs Holt


 "There are a number of options for pupils to take individual instrumental tuition or to join in group music making" (Ofsted, 2016)


National Curriculum


Key Stage 1

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
  • Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music


Key Stage 2

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 to develop an understanding of the history of music

Class Curriculum

The school are using the Charanga Musical Scheme. This has been updated to reflect the current Covid19 guidance so that music can be taught in a safe manner.

Each year group will follow a set of units that cover the requirements of the National Curriculum.

Singing Assembly


Under the current Covid19 guidance, we are unable to hold whole school singing assemblies.

We are following the guidance and children will be able to sing in small groups outside.


We hope to return to weekly singing assemblies soon.