The journey so far….

In planning our Music provision, careful consideration has been given to the social and economic context of our school. We know, and don’t shy away from, our responsibility to provide enriching cultural and artistic experiences. Children will experience the process of preparing for a performance: rehearsing, making decisions about content and presentation, conquering nerves, experiencing the confidence that success can bring. Music at Canon Peter Hall encapsulates the broader life skills of achieving excellence through preparation, something that can be applied in situations later in life such as job interviews, reflecting our school’s commitment to linking with The World of Work.  We intend that all pupils will experience a variety of performance occasions both in and out of school.  These will range from informal, low-stakes sharing of work with their peers, to more formal presentations to parents and invited guests.  It is also our intention that children will have the opportunity to perform at other venues in conjunction with partners such as the Music Hub, Humber Taiko, local businesses and community organisations. 

The profile of music within our school is the most obvious impact of our programme.  Our enthusiasm and passion for music is reflected in our joyous whole-school singing and our regular celebratory performances.  The children at Canon Peter Hall talk enthusiastically about their musical experiences within the school, with a number of them choosing to further their interests by participating in groups both in and out of school.  We work with community partners such as One Voice Immingham and North East Lincolnshire Music Hub to signpost children to additional opportunities. 

Children at Canon Peter Hall are able to enjoy music in whichever way they choose – as performer, listener, composer, or academic – and are able to discuss music, using appropriate terminology to demonstrate comprehension of its core elements.  

What do we want our MUSIC curriculum to achieve?
  •     To develop children’s Music skills and knowledge so that all children can become musicians and singer
  •   To enable children to experience the joy of playing, creating and performing music with their peers.

  •    To provide children with opportunities to hear and respond to a wide range of music from different cultures, genres and periods of time.


Our curriculum is designed to give pupils a wide range of high-quality music making opportunities. It is carefully mapped against the Model Music Curriculum (MMC) and provides a progression of skills throughout the school.  Our children will sing every lesson and every day during Collective Worship.  Pupils will learn the recorder throughout Key Stage 2, with opportunities to also develop skills on percussion and ukulele. 

  •   High quality lessons planned and delivered by a music specialist from Years 1 to 6.
  •  In EYFS, the curriculum will be taught by the classroom teachers, supported by the Music Co-ordinator and with the aid of resources such as Charanga.
  • Weekly lessons in line with the recommendations of the MMC.
  • Activities that develop pupils’ skills in the core concepts of music (singing and playing; listening and appraising; composing and improvising; musicianship skills).
  • Knowledge and skills learning objectives that are built around the Interrelated Dimensions of Music vocabulary.
  • A programme that, where appropriate, makes links to the wider curriculum within the school.
  • Opportunities to further develop vocal and instrumental skills in the form of lunchtime and after-school clubs.
  • Experiencing the joy of singing during whole-school worship and at church services, with a dedicated “Worship through Song” once a week with the music lead. 
  • Activities that are inclusive and take account of the individual needs of pupils.

Within lessons, a range of formative assessment techniques are used to assess children’s learning in order to give constructive feedback and to encourage learners to reflect on their own progress.   Retrieval practice tasks will help the children to embed prior knowledge, and low-stakes quizzing will assess pupils understanding at the end of a core concept to analyse the extent to which knowledge has been consolidated into long-term memory.

What do we want our children to become as a result of the MUSIC curriculum?
  •   Citizens with cultural capital and experiences equal to that of their peers who reside in more affluent areas
  •    To lead lives that are enriched by a love of music
  • Skilled musicians and singers
  •    Equipped with the transferrable life skills developed through the study of Music and performance, such as conquering nerves and achieving excellence through preparation and resilient practice.
  • Interested in furthering their passion for Music by participating in groups both in and out of school.

What do we believe is right for our children to learn from the study of MUSIC?

  •  That Music making is for everyone

  • The diversity within music and how it is reflective of the diversity within the world, beyond that which they experience in their immediate locality


MUSIC long term plan
MUSIC Project Overviews: