Curriculum Intent

At Victoria Primary Academy, we offer our children a broad and balanced curriculum which ignites and sustains curiosity, creativity and a love of learning to last a lifetime. We believe that music is everywhere and is an integral part of society. Through music, we encourage self-expression and the opportunity for children to connect with others in their classes, year groups, the wider school community and nationally. We enable children to explore multi-culturalism through music around the world and through the ages to enable them to interact and form positive relationships, developing as interesting citizens. 

They learn to compose, sing, play instruments, use technology and identify features of music. Focus is also on children’s use and understanding of musical vocabulary and notation which is necessary for children to truly understand the techniques underpinning music. 

The interrelated dimensions of music weave through the units to encourage the development of musical skills as the learning progresses through listening and appraising, differing musical activities (including creating and exploring) and performing.

Through a spiralised curriculum, children learn about the same musical concept through different musical activities which enables more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills.  

Curriculum Aims

At Victoria Primary Academy, the curriculum for Music aims to ensure that all pupils:  

  • Have an understanding of technical, musical vocabulary which describes how music is created; 
  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians; 
  • Learn to sing and to use their voices; 
  • Create and compose music on their own and with others, including learning a musical instrument. 

Subject Leader

For more information, please contact the Music Subject Leader:

Mrs K Chauhan

Useful Documents

VPA Music Command Words All Year Groups

VPA Music Long Term Overview 2021.22