“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
Vision and INtent
As music Co-ordinator, my role is to ensure the children develop in their musicianship and help to foster a lifelong love of music. Children are exposed to a range of music through our programme of study and can deepen their understanding of the technical, expressive and constructive elements of music. At Cheadle Primary School, we celebrate music not only through our thorough curriculum, but through wider experiences too such visits from performing musicians, end of year performances and opportunities to participate in the school choir or receive peripatetic music lessons.
Curriculum and implementation
At Cheadle Primary School we use a musical programme called Charanga which provides teachers with engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support all the requirements of the national curriculum.
Core Knowledge and skills
Please click on the links below to see our subject progression documents for music.
Ongoing teacher assessment is always vitally important. Some teacher assessment will be done informally through class discussion. Children’s performances (both of own compositions and performances of existing pieces) should be recorded on tablets at various stages of production and shared with the children to aid their continuing development as musicians. Children should be able to clearly see through this formative assessment where they can make changes to their ongoing work to make progress. Recordings therefore should be a purposeful tool, rather than a summative piece at the end of a unit.
cultural capital and enrichment
Cheadle Primary school has provided its children with a most rich and varied array of extra-curricular activities in recent years and we are now beginning to be able to relinquish some of our much treasured musical events that mean so much to the children. In recent years, children have partaken in a carol service at the local church, sang in The Victoria Hall alongside other schools in the area and have participated in end of year musical theatre productions such as ‘The Greatest Showman’ and ‘Joseph’ (directed and choregraphed by Graham Tudor of Tread Theatre Company). At Cheadle Primary School, pupils also have the opportunity to take up peripatetic music lessons for flute, guitar and clarinet. We also offer a full choir in KS2, who frequently perform in assemblies and at special events. In this last term we have also been able to welcome back into school the talents of Entrust Music Service for a ‘Magic Themed’ musical concert including popular pieces such as ‘The Can-Can’, ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ and the film music to ‘Harry Potter’.
We currently offer lessons for flute, clarinet and guitar, however, if your child is curious about a different instrument, please contact the school office to see if we can make enquiries.
What our pupils say
"I love learning to play the violin!" (Y4)