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The Music Curriculum at Hever

Music Lead - Mrs Ruth Gray


Our Music curriculum aims to provide children with the knowledge and skills to engage with and make music. We follow a wonderful scheme called Charanga that enables us to give the children a rich and varied experience of music styles, and to teach musical knowledge and skills in an exciting way. 


Within each unit of work, children are introduced to a new genre of music from around the world. They learn to read simple musical notation, to sing and perform and to apply this knowledge within an improvisation. 


We also have two wonderful peripatetic Music teachers who offer one to one and group tuition in a variety of instruments. 


As a school we foster children's love of music through meaningful experiences, such as the Young Voices Choir and whole class violin lessons for Year 4.


Genres, skills and songs covered through the curriculum:


Year 1

Hip Hop, Reggae, Blues, Latin, Folk, Funk, Baroque, Bhangra, Latin Bossa Nova, Film scores, Big Band Jazz, Mash-up, Latin Fusion, Pop, Musicals, Western Classical Music


Year 2

South African Music, Christmas, Big Band, Motown, Elvis, Freedom Songs, Rock, Reggae, Songs about friendship, Western Classical Music 


Year 3

R&B, Western Classical, Musicals, Motown, Soul, basic instrumental skills, Reggae, a little bit funky and music from around the world, disco, Western Classical Music


Year 4

1970s pop, basic instrumental skills by playing tunes in varying styles, Grime, Classical, Bhangra, Tango, Latin Fusion, Gospel, Pop/Folk, Western Classical Music


Year 5

Rock, Jazz, Pop Ballads, Hip Hop, Motown, Western Classical Music


Year 6

Pop/Motown, Jazz, Latin, Blues, Benjamin Britten (Western Classical Music), Gospel, Bhangra, Female Musicians, 1970s Acoustic Folk, Western Classical Music



Updated February 2021