Subject Leader: Mrs K Jones


Music – Intent Policies & DocumentsDownload
Music Tuition – County Music ServiceDownload
National Curriculum – MusicDownload
Progression in MusicDownload
Music – Long Term PlanDownload

At Applegarth Primary School, we acknowledge that music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Our music curriculum engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and, as a result, increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress throughout the school, they develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

Our music curriculum is supported by Music Express which offers a topic based, cross-curricular approach to teaching music. Music Express includes many examples of music styles and genres from different times and places, including the classical Western canon. These are explored through the language of music via active listening, performing and composing activities, which enable understanding of the context and genre. Examples include vocal melodies from Medieval times, Tudor court music, Romantic ballet music, Twentieth century pop, as well as traditional and classical forms from across the globe. Children are actively involved in using and developing their singing voices, using body percussion and whole-body actions, and learning to handle and play classroom instruments effectively to create and express their own and others’ music. Through a range of whole class, group and individual activities, children have opportunities to explore sounds, listen actively, compose and perform.


In addition to classroom teaching, children at Applegarth are given the opportunity to participate in group instrument tuition provided by North Yorkshire Music Hub, annual music workshops delivered by Sowerby Music and a variety of whole school events throughout the year which offer performance opportunities for all pupils.  At Applegarth Primary school, we have established strong links with Northallerton High School’s music department which enables Applegarth pupils to experience the wider music curriculum through workshops, events and transitional visits.


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