Our Vision at Barningham CEVC Primary School

We inspire the children to become life-long learners; to serve the community, to care for the environment and to be curious about the wider world. Through our Christian values, we champion diversity and inclusivity to ensure all children have the opportunity to grow and become confident citizens equipped for the ever-changing world.

Through our music curriculum, we 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 many traditions and communities.

Our Music Promises

In music at Barningham CEVC Primary, we promise that all children:

  • Will perform, listen to and review music from a wide range of traditions, communities and time periods
  • Will learn to sing and use their voices in groups, classes and as a whole school
  • Will have the opportunity to perform as part of their class productions to their peers and parents each year
  • Will be confident performers, composers and listeners and will be able to express themselves musically at and beyond school

Our core values

To be ambitious, to be kind and to give

Through the Kapow Primary Music Scheme, we take a holistic approach to music. Through our weekly music lessons, we work towards meeting the end of key stage attainments for music in the National Curriculum but we also bring music into other areas of our curriculum. We have weekly singing assemblies where we focus on songs that are linked to our values as well as preparing for our church services. As recommended in the model music curriculum, we focus on learning a musical instrument where Year 3/4 learn how to play tuned percussion with the Suffolk Music Service. In addition to this, we prepare each class for their yearly class production where we strive to be ambitious in our performances with singing, acting, instruments and dancing. This is a highlight for our pupils, parents & community.

Reception, Year 1 & Year 2: Perform the Nativity at Christmas time

Year 3 & Year 4: Perform a story production in March

Year 5 & Year 6: Perform a story as their ed of year production in July

Where we grow in faith, grow in learning and grow our future world

Music is an important part of growing in our faith. We have a very active Faith Council who work with the school to plan and prepare for Church Services from Christmas, to Easter, At Andrew’s Day to Christingle. Music is at the heart of these services and we spend time in our music lessons and during singing assemblies to prepare for these. Our curriculum is also focused on learning and appreciating music from all over the world; helping us to grow in our learning and to grow our future world. This helps us to be aware of the wider world outside of our village and learn how music can bring a community together.

What should music look like at Barningham CEVC Primary?
  • Children will take part in weekly music lessons aligned to the National Curriculum and based around the Model Music Curriculum. It is a spiral curriculum which means pupils return to the same skills and knowledge again and again. Each time it is revisited, it is covered in greater depth.
  • Children learn to explore musical instruments as well as their voices and body percussion throughout these sessions
  • Singing assemblies take place weekly where children learn to sing songs from a range of backgrounds. Assemblies are also used as an opportunity to listen and appreciate classical music
  • Year 3/4 learn how to play a musical instrument; tuned percussion for one year with the Suffolk music service
  • All children will prepare an ambitious class production once per year where they put together all their skills they have learned in music.
  • The curriculum is designed on a 2 year cycle. You can see our long-term plan here: Download PDF here >
  • Music is organised into performing, listening, composing and the history of music. The dimensions of music are covered throughout to build our scheme of work. You can see a breakdown of skills covered here: Download PDF here >