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Purpose of study

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high- quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.


The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

The Music Curriculum at Cuddington

Cuddington will “Bring out the Best” in our pupils by providing a language rich and diverse experience both within and beyond the classroom. Our flexible approach enables everyone to thrive personally and academically, overcome challenges and prepare them for lifelong learning. 

This is reflected in our curriculum approach to learning music, using the aims set out in Development Matters (2021) and the National Curriculum (2014) as frameworks for how we map content, ensure progression in knowledge and sequence our units of work. 

Intent, Implementation, Impact

It is our goal at Cuddington Primary School to deliver a high-quality music education that gives children the foundations they need to understand the value of music in all aspects of life. We place great emphasis on the appropriate knowledge, skills and subject-specific vocabulary to be successful and ready for the next stage of their education and into their future lives.  

Cuddington Primary School uses a high-quality curriculum from Charanga and have developed a comprehensive curriculum that meets the needs of our children. It provides the right balance between substantive knowledge and disciplinary knowledge, which supports teaching, learning and assessment. 

The children at Cuddington Primary School will: 

KS1 and KS2 Curriculum Overview


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Hey you!

Rhythm in the way we walk


Banana Rap and In the Groove 

Round and Round

Your imagination

Reflect, Rewind and Replay

Year 2

Hands, Feet, Heart

Ho, Ho, Ho

I Wanna Play in a Band

Zoo time

Friendship Song

Reflect, Rewind, Replay

Year 3

Let your Spirit Fly

Glockenspiel – Stage 1

Three Little Birds

The Dragon Song

Bringing Us Together

Reflect, Rewind, Replay

Year 4

Mamma Mia

Glockenspiel – Stage 2


Lean on Me


Reflect, Rewind, Replay

Year 5

Livin’ on a Prayer

Classroom Jazz 1

Make You Feel my Love

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Daning in the Street

Reflect, Rewind, Replay

Year 6


Classroom Jazz 2

A New Year Carol

You’ve Got a Friend

Music and Me

Reflect, Rewind, Replay