Music Key Intentions

  • At Bradfield Dungworth Primary School, our philosophy of music education is based on the principle that it should be fun and engaging for all concerned, and that every child is a born musician. We believe that music is like magic and that it has a role to play in every aspect of all of our lives, wherever and whoever we are.
  • ¨ As a small, rural school we reflect on our Music focus each year and change it according to the classes that we have. We use the Charanga Music School scheme of work as our core planning, teaching, and assessment tool to support all class teachers to deliver high-quality lessons.
  • The Charanga Musical School Scheme provides teachers with week-by-week lesson support for each year group in the school. It is ideal for specialist and non-specialist teachers and provides lesson plans, assessments, clear progression, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson. The Scheme supports all the requirements of the national curriculum.
  • In line with the curriculum for music and guidance from Ofsted, this Scheme moves away from the previous levels and learning objective/outcome concepts to an integrated, practical, exploratory, and child-led approach to musical learning. Ofsted has stated that “We will not always know the learning outcomes” so segregated learning objectives at the start of each lesson are not appropriate. Instead the interrelated dimensions of music weave through the units to encourage the development of musical skills as the learning progresses through listening and appraising, differing musical activities (including creating and exploring) and performing.

Key Concepts


Our Music coverage is considered carefully each year to ensure breadth and depth for learners. In 2022-2024 our coverage is as follows:

Music Curriculum Overview 2022-24

Assembly Music Programme 2023-24

Music Plan for Bradfield Dungworth 2023-24