Harworth Church of England Academy



We AMAZE by recalling our prior knowledge, applying it to our work and experimenting with our creativity.


We ACHIEVE by creating collaboratively, celebrating success and challenging others. We build a love of listening and performing to feel the joy that music brings.


We ASPIRE to allow Music to feed the soul of our school community, enrich our pupil’s lives with a variety of Music and for each child to reflect on their own thoughts and feelings.


Curriculum Intent

At Harworth Church of England Academy we believe that an outstanding quality of Music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talents as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. It is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It transcends different cultures, abilities and generations. We want for all our pupils to leave our school with a variety of cultural and spiritual appreciation for all music genres from all periods of music history.

Christian Values

We gain a heart of wisdom in every lesson, in every day. Jesus taught kindness, compassion, fairness and patience. This is what we base our teaching and learning on. We teach children to have an emotional response by providing opportunities for reflection. This could include time to reflect on how music makes us feel, how our emotions change when we are listening to and appreciating music from around the world.

What do we want for our children in this subject?

At Harworth Church of England Academy our aim is for every child is given the opportunity to learn a range of skills through a variety of experiences. We ensure opportunity for children to develop and express their individual interests and ideas through a carefully chosen curriculum.

We ensure this rich curriculum will: 

  • Allow children to sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate music.
  • Embed knowledge, enjoyment and performance in weekly singing assemblies and performances throughout the year.
  • Develop children’s understanding of how music is made, played, appreciated and analysed
  • Understand the different parts of the orchestra, the instruments and how all parts of the orchestra work together.
  • Develop an understanding of different composers and the history of music.
  • Use a variety of tuned and untuned percussion instruments to develop their skills.
  • Use different teaching approaches to embed learning.

How do we cater for SEND and Disadvantaged?

We ensure that all pupils are fully involved in all Music lessons. They are taught the necessary skills to achieve person success. Therefore raising self-esteem to equip them with confidence and knowledge. We never want any child to say, ‘I can’t.’



Music Curriculum 

Here is what the curriculum states we must teach:

EYFS - 'Development Matters' is used to support each individual child's development pathway.

Key stage 1

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 inter-related dimensions of music.

Key stage 2

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.

Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.

Use and understand staff and other musical notations.

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.

Develop an understanding of the history of music.

 Music development plan 2024-2025

Long Term Plan

Progression of Skills

Music Policy