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Music at Bignold


Our Vision

Our vision is for every child to adopt a lifelong love of music. Through playing, singing, creating, listening and performing, children will develop confidence, communication skills, thinking and creative skills and improve their emotional well being.  


Children will participate in singing, tuned and untuned percussion work, composition, listening and appraising live and recorded music. By listening and responding to different musical styles, developing their singing, performing and composition skills children will become confident and reflective musicians. 




At Bignold we have designed our music curriculum:

  • to develop a child’s sense of ‘musicality’

  • to develop a diverse repertoire of music and music experiences. 
  • to develop a child’s sense of identity (national and cultural. 




At Bignold we deliver a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum through Charanga. This is supplemented with fortnightly singing assemblies led by the Music Lead, enabling the children to have broad experience of musical genre and composers. Charanga is a scheme of work which offers a topic-based approach to support children’s learning in music. A steady progression plan has been built into Charanga, both within each year and from one year to the next, ensuring consistent musical development. By using Charanga as the basis of a scheme of work, we can ensure that they are fulfilling the aims for musical learning stated in the National Curriculum. Charanga includes many examples of music styles and genres from different times and places. These are explored through the language of music via active listening, performing and composing activities, which enable understanding of the context and genre. Charanga provides a classroom-based, participatory and inclusive approach to music learning. Throughout the scheme, 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. skill and given chances for collaboration through composition. During music lessons children will be given opportunities to learn music specific vocabulary in a meaningful context. During the lesson children will be given opportunities to apply skill and given chance for collaboration through composition




All pupils will benefit from a high-quality music education which engages and inspires them to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. It will increase their self confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they will develop a growing musical vocabulary that allows them to critically engage with music. Teaching and learning of music is a reflective process for the children as they are given the opportunities to assess themselves and their peers. The children also celebrate their success and skills with their peers and wider audiences. We assess through teacher assessment, pictures and video evidence which captures each child’s progress throughout the year.