Legh Vale Primary School

Legh Vale Primary School

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Learning together, Growing together

Legh Road, Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside WA11 0ER



01744 678330



Please see detailed information about our Music curriculum.  If anyone has any further questions regarding the curriculum please contact Mr A Howard (Headteacher).


At Legh Vale Primary School, teachers plan music lessons that meet the aims of the EYFS framework and the National Curriculum. The intent is to ensure that music is an enjoyable experience for pupils and teachers. Children participate in a range of musical experiences, building up their confidence at the same time. They develop their understanding of rhythm and pitch and learn how music is structured, as well as learning technical vocabulary for these elements. Also, as children’s confidence builds, they enjoy the performance aspect of music. In addition, children experience listening to music from different cultures.




  • Music lessons are taught following the Charanga scheme of work, across each year group, from Reception to Year 6. Cross curricular links are readily used for children to listen and respond to music to support their learning such as times tables in maths, vocabulary in languages and movement in dance.
  • Through revisiting and consolidating skills as part of Charanga’s, spiral curriculum approach, each lesson helps children to embed and consolidate prior knowledge alongside introducing new skills and challenges.
  • Across both key stages, children have a range of opportunities to take part in musical performances. Performances such as Christmas Nativity plays demonstrate that music is important to the life of the school.
  • A weekly singing assembly allows the children opportunities to develop their singing skills and develop their performance skills.
  • Extra-curricular activities, such as choir also provide the children with the experience of making music.



  • The impact of teaching music will be seen across the school, with an increase in the profile of music.
  • Whole school and parental engagement will be improved through performances and extra-curricular activities.
  • Participation in music develops wellbeing, promotes listening and develops concentration.
  • Music is enjoyed and appreciated by teachers and pupils across the school.
  • Pupils and staff will be confident to explore their creativity through music and singing.
  • To inspire musicians, singers and performers among the children at our school.
  • The music subject leader will monitor the impact on pupils learning through a variety of yearly activities including planning.
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