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The exploration and enjoyment of music is an important part of the teaching and learning at Carterhatch Infant School.


Each year group studies the national curriculum for music through varied opportunities such as ‘The Singing Partnership Festival’ .


Our young musicians have the opportunity to explore tuned and untuned percussion instruments from enabling environments. Children also experience the joy of African Drumming through eight sessions led by a local group of musicians.


Singing around school

Singing is at the heart of the music curriculum. At Carterhatch Infant School, our children express themselves through:


  • Introduction of Charanga to support children develop skills in composition, vocabulary and creativity as well as using music to enhance learning across the curriculum.
  • Performances (carol concert, singing festival, singing at our local residential home).
  • Weekly singing sessions designated to learning a bank of different songs that the children can forever cherish.
  • Cross-curricular links (times tables songs, performance poetry, nursery rhymes).


The National curriculum states that primary music teaching for Key Stage 1 should include the following:


Children should be taught to:

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
  • Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
  • Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music.