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Subject Leader – Miss Sanderson  

Progression of pitch - Music

At Whitkirk Primary School, we are Musicians! We recognise music as a highly valued form of creativity and an exciting part of the curriculum.

By providing a range of musical experiences throughout school, we aim to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music, whilst at the same time, increasing their self-confidence, creativity, and sense of achievement.  

Our music curriculum is taught through the scheme ‘Charanga’ which supports all the requirements of the national curriculum. The scheme has been carefully planned to build on children’s knowledge and skills where pupils have the opportunity to perform, listen to, appreciate, review, and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles, and traditions. This supports children to understand the cultural capital of being open minded in their listening as well as knowledgeable about a breadth of musical genres in the world today. Children are also given the opportunity to develop their ability to understand rhythm and follow a beat through performing on a range of musical instruments.   

Alongside, Charanga we deliver weekly singing assemblies, various concerts, and performances. Our peripatetic teachers, who come into school to teach music lessons, give opportunities for children to learn and develop their skills from an experienced specialist teacher. These teachers offer: ukulele (whole class teaching to Year 3), guitar and violin (small group lessons to KS2 children). 


Whole school singing  


Weekly singing assemblies (KS1 and KS2)  

Celebrations, e.g. Christmas, Harvest, Summer Fair  

Inter school choirs –  

  • Leeds Town Hall Christmas Choir (Artforms)  
  • Young Voices  

Peripatetic Music teachers (guitar and violin tuition) KS2  

Weekly Music teacher Year 3 (ukulele)  

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Music Road Map

Whitkirk Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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