Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School


Music at Primrose Hill



The intention of the music curriculum at Primrose Hill Primary is to provide children with a rich musical experience, to help children to feel that they are musical, and to develop a life-long love of music. We focus on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that children need in order to become confident performers, composers, and listeners. Our curriculum introduces children to music from all around the world and across generations, teaching children to respect and appreciate the music of all traditions and communities. 
The wide range of core resources have been developed specifically to motivate and capture each individual’s personal interest as well as developing substantive knowledge in the nine dimensions of music:


  • Pulse
  • Rhythm
  • Pitch
  • Tempo
  • Dynamics
  • Timbre 
  • Texture  
  • Structure 
  • Notation 

Children will develop the musical skills of singing, playing tuned and untuned instruments, improvising and composing music, and listening and responding to music. They will develop an understanding of the history and cultural context of the music that they listen to and learn how music can be written down. Through music, our curriculum helps children develop transferable skills such as team-working, leadership, creative thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, and presentation and performance skills. These skills are vital to children's development as learners and have a wider application in their general lives outside and beyond school. Through Charanga,  the children develop their understanding, make musical judgements, apply their new learning, develop their aural memory, express themselves physically, emotionally and through discussion and create their own musical ideas.