Stretham Community Primary School





  Music at Stretham Community Primary School  


Subject Leader: Mrs Sally Woodman

Curriculum Intent:


‘Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity’

(The National Curriculum)

At Stretham Community Primary School, we acknowledge that music can play a vital role in the social, emotional, mental, physical and academic development of our pupils. We aim to foster a life long love of music by exposing pupils to a rich and diverse musical library and igniting an inner passion for music. By offering pupils a high quality, engaging and progressive music curriculum, with enriching extra-curricular concert visits, participation in local music festivals and visits from musicians, pupils have opportunities to listen and respond to different musical styles, find their voices as singers and their confidence as performers and composers. Key music vocabulary is built-on and developed throughout the pupils’ time in school. We strive to inspire all pupils to fulfil their potential, regardless of background or additional needs, cultivating a love of music whilst developing their knowledge, understanding and skills as musicians.

Kapow Primary Music Scheme underpins our music curriculum offer, offering an engaging and progressive scheme of work.

Music Progression of Skills and Knowledge:

A snapshot of some of the Music at Stretham...

Creating and following graphic scores in Year 2...

Keeping a steady pulse in Year 1...

Young Voices at the O2...

Choir carol singing at Hazel Court in the village...

What do pupils think of Music in Stretham Community Primary?

  • "I love playing the glockenspiel, especially learning to play pieces that I can play on the piano".
  • "Singing in the choir is amazing... it makes my Wednesdays BRILLIANT!"
  • "I love playing games whilst listening to music"
  • "Listening to the different music in assembly is great - I love hearing the different styles. Sometimes it's pop music, sometimes it's classical and sometimes it's African"