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In their time at Flamstead Village School, all of our learners will have:

  • Regular opportunities to sing and to learn to play instruments and to develop composing and performance skills
  • The chance to develop a love of music from immersion in rich, inspiring musical opportunities
  • Access to a carefully structured music curriculum leading to increased self-confidence, creativity, determination, collaboration and sense of achievement
  • The ability to listen to a wide range of musical forms with concentration and to respond and reflect upon them using musical/subject specific vocabulary
  • The key areas we focus on are:






Expected outcomes are taken from the National Curriculum and the skills to be taught are drawn from the Charanga resource.  


Each class has a weekly music lesson alongside other shorter music opportunities. Main weekly lessons are delivered by teachers.  In addition, students are often given opportunities to listen to and be taught by professional musicians, as well as experiences of performing themselves. We also have weekly singing assemblies. 



  • singing embedded into daily routines
  • using instruments  inside and outside for free exploration
  • targeted teaching for listening skills and sounds integral to phonic teaching
  • Nursery rhymes, rhythm and rhyme intentionally taught
  • Movement through music
  • Weekly Charanga lessons


  • Regular singing for pleasure/routines across the week
  • Frequent access to tuned and un-tuned instruments
  • Weekly Charanga lessons


  • Singing and listening taught in short spells across the week
  • Regular performance opportunities
  • Weekly Charanga lessons