‘Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.’


‘So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it.’

Aaron Copland


Our ambitious music curriculum provides the opportunity for our pupils to engage creatively with music; gain knowledge of how music is created, nurtures a love of music and develop their talents as musicians.

Music reflects our culture and society; the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. Where we can, we make a point of recognising and celebrating Cornwall’s rich musical heritage.
The history of music is explored in a variety of ways, placing music in artistic historical, social and political contexts and builds meaningful and memorable connections.

We are committed to ensuring the effective delivery of a music curriculum that is accessible to all our children. Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. At Treloweth, music brings our school community together through the shared experience of whole-school singing and classroom ensemble playing. Children have the opportunity to experiment with the creative process and perform their compositions. The effective delivery of music builds musical confidence through active engagement with music as performance, music creators and audience.


The teaching of music across the school is supported by the ‘Charanga’ scheme of work. The small step approach gives teachers a wide range of activities to develop children’s love of music, refine their individual taste and gain confidence to be creative musicians with strong aural skills.

Cross curricular links are planned where possible to enrich and extend children’s experience and understanding of musical culture and identity.

Children learn to use their voice expressively, learn a range of songs, play untuned instruments and develop their skills to appraise music. As children go through the school, they develop musical appreciation of a range of genres and cultures. Singing together is a large part of the Charanga curriculum; children perform at school events and celebrations.

Additional musical opportunities are provided over the course of pupils learning journey through the school. This includes frequent informal opportunities to perform, opportunities to hear high quality live performances, and participate in Samba, Ukulele, Recorder and Choir led by local authority specialist teachers of music.

At a glance

• National curriculum guiding principles inform year group subject mapping documents
• Music is mapped across year groups in small sequential steps and end points identified (to know, do and experience)
• Treloweth ½ term Progression Documents plot sequential small steps
• Classes have a weekly lesson
• Lessons activate prior knowledge, introduce, use and apply specific vocabulary, listen and appraise reactivates memory, hinge questions/show me is used to assess understanding of small steps towards end points
• Charanga scheme of work supports teaching, YouTube/virtual platforms and County Music Service offer tuition
• Information for parents can be found in ½ term overviews
• Children also sing and make music in assemblies, festivals and performances
• Examples can be found on class website pages and newsletters
• Links to other subjects include: geography, art, history, maths, English

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