• Long Term Plan Music 2019-20



Music is a National Curriculum Foundation subject. The main strands of musical learning are Listen and Appraise, Perform and Share and Musical Activities- this strand can be broken down into, Games, Singing, Playing Instruments, Improvisation and Composition. The requirements are met through class music activities based around the Charanga music scheme and through extra curricular opportunities.


Things we do

The choir have sung at St Mary’s church at Harvest, Christmas and for Education Sunday.

We have taken part in the Young Voices concert at Sheffield arena.

Key Stage 1 and 2 visit St Mary’s Church to celebrate both Harvest and Christmas, listening to speakers and singing our favourite songs and carols.

We have received the Sing Up Gold Award for the very high standard of singing across school.

Peripatetic music teachers visit the school each week to give individual and group instrumental lessons. Currently 148 of our Key Stage 2 children take part in instrument lessons.

Both singers and instrumental players have the opportunity to take part in the Horbury Pyramid Music Day, where children from the schools sing play and then perform for friends and family.

We also hold a yearly Musical Evening where the children can perform again showcasing their talents.


Why take part in musical activities?

  • It helps improve brain power
  • It teaches discipline
  • It helps develop social skills
  • It helps build confidence
  • It inspires creativity
  • It teaches patience
  • It is a great form of expression


Music programmes of study:

Key Stages 1 and 2

National curriculum in England


Purpose of study

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.



The national curriculum 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
  • earn 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.


Attainment targets

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

Music – Key Stages 1 and 2


Subject content

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 sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.

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
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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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