Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together





  • Engage and inspire a love of music.
  • Develop practical creativity and confidence in performance and composition using the voice and a range of appropriate instruments and sounds.
  • Develop musical knowledge, appreciation and understanding through listening to and appraising a range of music from different cultures, styles and time periods.


At Ashton under Hill First School our musical education follows a spiral curriculum where skills of listening and appraising, singing, playing, improvisation, composition and performance are continually being revisited and developed.

Where appropriate, the musical learning is linked to other curriculum areas, for example as part of a relevant topic, and we also make use of the Charanga music scheme which provides a broad range of listening music along with composition and performance tasks and musical games to develop understanding of key dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics, texture and structure). 

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 By the end of Key Stage 2 be able to :

  • enjoy making and listening to music.
  • sing and play musically, on their own and with others, with increasing confidence and control.
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
  • listen attentively and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • appreciate  a wide range of  music drawn from different traditions, cultures and time periods and develop an understanding of the history of music