At Hackleton CEVA Primary School, we believe that music is a universal language that provides links across cultures, religions, and society. We recognize music as a powerful tool to develop children as learners and to help build their confidence. It encourages teamwork, creativity, and effectively supports social and emotional issues. We aim to inspire our pupils to develop a love for and appreciation of a wide range of musical forms from various time periods, composers, and styles.

Through our music curriculum, we provide all pupils with opportunities to listen, create, play, and perform. We want to nurture their talents as musicians and vocalists, promoting self-confidence, creativity, and a sense of achievement. Music lessons are taught weekly, and additional musical activities take place daily, including singing as part of collective worship, listening to music, and incorporating music into dance lessons and other subjects.

During their time at Hackleton, all pupils have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument. In Year 3, they learn the ukulele using the NMPAT First Access scheme. In Year 4, they are introduced to the recorder, and in Year 6, they are taught to read standard staff notation. Additionally, pupils have the opportunity to learn an orchestral instrument, such as strings, brass, or woodwind, with tuition provided by visiting peripatetic teachers from NMPAT. Peripatetic lessons are paid for by parents and carers or by the school for eligible pupil premium students.

Performance opportunities are provided each term, allowing children to perform to their class, the school, parents, and the wider community. Every two years, all Year 5 and 6 children take part in a Young Voices concert, experiencing the joy of performing as part of a massed choir in a large venue. Children witness live music performances by music ensembles from NMPAT and we organise visits to enrich the musical experiences of our pupils. 


The objectives for Music in KS1 and KS2 are clearly set out for each year group in the National Curriculum which can be found by clicking the link below.  

National Curriculum Music Programmes of Study