What our pupils will learn:

At Kildwick CE VC Primary School, we use Charanga, a published scheme of work, to deliver the Early Years Curriculum and the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 & 2.. The scheme of work provides a foundation for the knowledge, vocabulary and skills which will be developed further in Key Stage 2. The scheme of work is flexible, creative and makes cross curricular links. The range of resources within Charanga supports teachers who are non-specialists. 

What our pupils will learn in Early Years Foundation Stage:

In EYFS, pupils are taught the knowledge and skills for ‘Exploring and Using Media and Materials’ and ‘Being Imaginative’ using a thematic approach outlined in our EYFS Curriculum for Expressive Arts and Design (see EYFS Curriculum). The themes are linked to the Music Express Scheme of Work for Key Stage 1 to ensure progression as pupils move from EYFS to Key Stage 1. To see the EYFS Curriculum with links to KS1, please click the links below:

What our pupils will learn in Key Stage 1 & 2:

In  Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2) the music curriculum is taught each week by class teachers using a published music scheme  - Charanga. The  Scheme of Work is taught each week, using a rolling programme to ensure that the knowledge and skills are taught to all pupils during the Key Stage, taking account of the mixed-age structure of our classes.

Progress and Assessment:


Regular observations and assessments of learning are recorded in la learning journey and contribute to a summative assessment at the end of EYFS using the Early Years Outcomes for Expressive Arts and Design.


Regular, ongoing observational assessments are made and these contribute to a summative assessment at the end of the year using the Progress and Assessment Documents 


Regular ongoing, observational assessments and assessments of independent work take place and these contribute to a summative judgement at the end of the year using the Progress and Assessment Documents 

To find out how we assess Music and ensure that our curriculum allows pupils to make progress, please see the documents below. 


Our pupils enjoy singing and creating music with percussion instruments and technology. They engage with different styles of music and are keen to share their opinions. All of our pupils sing regularly in public performances, singing tunefully and confidently. Our pupils have taken part in various local musical events such as Skipton music festival, Ilkley music festival and young voices. Children are able to access extra curricular music clubs such as choir and bell ringing (mini ringers) 

The impact of the curriculum will be reviewed at the end of the year through observations and assessments of pupils’ learning and through pupil discussions about their learning, which includes discussion of their thoughts, ideas, processing and evaluations of work.