Music Curriculum Map

Teignmouth Primary pupils will be inspired, influenced and appreciate the colourful world of music. On their musical journey, they will acquire true passion and in-depth knowledge to motivate an enquiring mind, to fully immerse in the historical foundations and variety of musical genres. Through their understanding, pupils will be able to articulate and express creativity, talent and become captivated in the dynamics of composition, performance and evaluation. By empowering children’s natural talents and harnessing inclusion for all, it will impact on their future decisions and shape their future self. At Teignmouth Primary, we will celebrate collectively the musical achievements of all.

We want our EYFS pupils to respond to sounds of music and be able to explore this through movement whilst also providing opportunities for them to learn songs, rhythms and rhymes. They will be able to explore sounds through a variety of instruments and body percussion and investigate how sounds can be changed. It will be fully immersive and provide first hand experiences.

In KS1, pupils are to explore and understand musical vocabulary and experiment with using rhythm, pitch and dynamics creatively. Children will listen with concentration to music to form opinions, identify the instruments used and appraise it, including the emotions it may evoke. Children will be given the opportunity to evaluate their own piece of music as well as perform. Pupils will experience live performances and musical recordings. They will be exposed to different genres and encouraged to identify their own musical interests.

Pupils will sing and play musical instruments with increasing confidence, control and accuracy on their own and collaboratively in an ensemble. Further to this this, they will be able to extend their understanding and musical vocabulary. They will be introduced to musical notations as well as different composers where they will be able to compare and contrast. They will improvise, compose and perform individually and together in groups, appraising these performances.


At Teignmouth Primary, we use Charanga – an online music teaching and learning platform – to support the delivery of music across the school. The curriculum is cyclical meaning that the children will revisit musical ideas and knowledge regularly deepening their understanding as they progress through the years.


The curriculum explores a number of different songs and genres from a range of different artists to broaden the children’s experience of music. Added to this, songs and music from other cultures are planned in to provide a greater cultural appreciation.


Singing Club Performances

Key Stage 2 Christmas Concert


Community Music Project


Useful music websites for further listening and enjoyment:

Check out this website!  It has some lovely pieces of music that you can listen to and learn about.  What instruments can you hear?  Which is your favourite?

Do you want to learn about pitch, rhythm, tempo and other musical terms?  Look no further – the BBC Bitesize website has you covered!  Impress your teachers with your knowledge in our lessons.

I know how much some of you love the Blue Planet programmes.  Why not listen to some of the tracks in this playlist and try and imagine what animal it sounds like?

This is another great website with some brilliant listening opportunities.  There are lots of pieces of classical music from throughout history that you won’t have heard before, but I bet you will recognise some of them from films, TV shows or adverts!