Irlam Endowed Primary School

At Irlam Endowed, we believe that a creative education allows for children’s creativity and imagination to be stimulated, through a wide range of media, processes, designing and making, performance, composition and listening activities.


Please find our creative policy as a link below.  This will show how we integrate the teaching of music and the other creative subjects into our planning and teaching.

 Creative Policy 2020.docDownload
 Music Curriculum Overview from Nursery to Year 6.docxDownload
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At Irlam Endowed, we teach Music using the objectives from Development matters in Nursery and Reception.  Music Express is used in Nursery to support the delivery of the objectives and in Reception, our whole school scheme, Charanga, is started.

Planning at Irlam Endowed

At Irlam Endowed, we teach the music National Curriculum objectives using a scheme called ‘Charanga’.  Please see the documents below for the structure and content of the scheme.

In Year 4, children are given the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument as part of the music curriculum.  A specialised MAPAS (Music and Performing Arts Service) teacher visits school once a week to teach the whole class.  At present, the children learn to play the violin and are given the opportunity to perform as a whole class at various events.

From Year 3 onwards, children are given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through paid lessons.  Lessons are taught by a qualified music teacher from the Music and Performing Arts Service. 

In Year 3, pupils can begin by learning the recorder before having the opportunity to progress to the flute, clarinet or saxophone once they are in Year 4 or above.