Whitehall Infant School

  1. Curriculum
  2. Music


For music, our Year 1 and 2 pupils follow the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum.

Our Nursery and Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

Since 2022 we have adopted the scheme Charanga to support and improve the quality of music teaching that children receive at our school. Charanga works seamlessly with the national curriculum ensuring that children revisit the interrelated dimensions of music: pulse, voice, pitch and rhythm - building upon previous learning and skills. The learning within this Scheme is based on: Listening and Appraising, Musical Activities, creating and exploring and singing and performing.  


Music is taught as a separate subject, but links may be made to other learning such as the children’s topic work for that term. All learners from EYFS to Y2 receive a weekly music lesson supported by Charanga. KS1 learners are taught music for approximately 30 minutes a week.

The Charanga music scheme allows children to experience a new topic and style of music every half term. These lessons provide children with the opportunity to listen and respond to different styles of music, use their voices and instruments to listen and sing back and have a go at composing their own piece of music. The lessons are planned so that each year children follow on from the learning they completed the previous year and clear progression is evident across the school.


In addition to the taught music curriculum, learners listen to a range of music styles and genres in assembly, as well as having a singing assembly every week.