Cavendish Avenue, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9AE

01298 22278

Burbage Primary School



Music is taught throughout the whole year in weekly lessons, using the Charanga music scheme. It is either taught by the class teachers or a specialist music teacher. As well as this, some classes have external music teachers, delivering whole-class instrumental tutoring, via the Derbyshire Music Hub ‘Wider Opportunities’ scheme.  

Charanga music modules build upon prior learning and cover a range of musical skills, including: reading music, listening to music, playing music and composing music. Children progress from basic music skills (eg picture notation/untuned percussion) in EYFS to reading and composing, using advanced music skills (eg playing as part of an ensemble/reading and composing using standard musical notation) in Year 6. 

Our music scheme covers a wide variety of music, with children studying a range of diverse musical genres from, for example: classical, rock, pop, blues, jazz and world music. 

Children also listen to the works of many diverse famous composers from a wide range of genres and historical settings, during assemblies, each week. Each composer is learnt about for two weeks at a time. Children also learn a range of songs to sing together during assembly time.  

As well as this, we have a range of extra-curricular peripatetic music teachers on offer in school. We currently offer lessons on: piano, drums, violin, guitar and ukulele. We also have a KS2 Choir.  

We take part in a variety of enrichment opportunities, such as: external musicians coming in to work with/perform for, the children (Including: The Benedetti Foundation, Singing Stars, Wider Opportunities and Toscana Strings) and we also take part in – and host - Music events within the community (Infant Music Party and The Big Sing). 

 Music Long term plan

music ltp 1 .pdf

 Music Knowledge and Skills progression: EYFS

music skills and knowledge progression eyfs.pdf

 Music Knowledge and Skills progression: KS1

music skills and knowledge progression ks1.pdf

 Music Knowledge and Skills progression: lower KS2

music skills and progression lower ks2.pdf

 Music Knowledge and Skills progression: upper KS2

music skills and progressions upper ks2.pdf