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Music and Drama

Mrs Stewart is the lead for Music . If you have any questions or need any advice, please don't hesitate to get in touch with her!

At Eye CE Primary School, we believe that children should be encouraged to explore music freely; become immersed in the wonder of its form; and appreciate the beauty and technicality of composition. We aim to provide our children with inspirational, enjoyable and exciting musical experiences that leave an impact and spark their enthusiasm for the subject.

We are exceptionally lucky to have access to an incredible musical platform to assist with our music learning. Charanga is a scheme of work that exposes the children to a wide variety of musical genres assisting with their understanding of the history of music, while encouraging evaluation and appreciation of great composers and musicians. It also gives opportunity for improvisation and composition within its units.


Charanga splits each of its units up to allow the children to access each element of required learning as directed by the National Curriculum.

1. The first step in the unit is listening and appraising a given piece of music.

2. This is then always followed by our musical activities – including warm up games, singing, playing instruments, improvisation and composition

3. Finally, there is a performing element, which can be done in front of the rest of the class or a wider audience.


This progression allows the children time and a safe space to practice and develop their skills.


The diagram below shows the skills taught and practiced in each year group. As the children move up through the school, they develop each skill and add new ones through the interrelated dimensions of music.

Year 4 singing Mamma Mia

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Each unit begins with the children becoming familiar with a song. They then introduce instruments to accompany their vocals, and have the opportunity to improvise and perform composed sections throughout the piece.

In addition to this, we work closely with the Peterborough Music Hub to ensure the children, of all age groups, access and learn how to play musical instruments. Professional music teachers come to us and teach us accuracy, fluency, control and expression of instruments including the recorder, j-sax, guitar and more.

Year 4 - j-sax

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