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Cullingworth Village Primary School

Delivering Excellence for a Brighter Future


We are proud of the music that permeates our school.  Children regularly sing during assemblies and enjoy joining together to enthusiastically sing our school song.  There are opportunities for our children to learn to play instruments including the recorder, ukulele, keyboard and guitar.  We also have a school choir that has taken part in many events and given joy to many including the the elderly residents who live at Scarborough Court in the village.



Within our continuous provision children are able to access instruments and develop their own creative ideas.  Their use of instruments is further developed during group lessons  Music, singing, rhythm and rhymes permeate our environment with nursery rhymes, counting chants and practising songs for enjoyment and performance.  We use Charanga as a support to our teaching.



Our children will  continue to develop their musical ability by regular singing from memory with accompaniment from instruments. They will listen to a range of music and explore the duration, pulse and rhythm with the use of musical instruments.  As they progress into Year 2 our children will learn to understand pitch and tempo.  Music software is used to develop, create and explore sounds and effects.


Lower KS2

Our children will develop their musical ability by regularly learning and singing a wider range of songs. The children will create, perform and analyse descriptive sounds. exploring simple rhythmic patterns and perform as part of a class performance.  Every child will begin to learn how to play a recorder in Year 3 and the ukulele in Year 4.


Upper KS2

The skills and understanding that the children have learnt previously will continue to be developed during upper KS2.  They will listen and respond to a wide range of music: exploring rhythm and pulse and the source of sounds.  In Year 6 the children will explore lyrics and melody and demonstrate their musical knowledge exploring musical processes.  Our children will learn to sing and play music and rounds which they will perform as part of the schools festivals.