Music at Chesterton Primary

Our Music brances are:

  • Creativity to plan, compose and perform
  • Variety of musical experiences
  • Self-confidence and a love of music
  • Challenge and extending learning
  • Culture and appreciation for a range of musical styles and periods
  • Community and raising aspirations


National Curriculum Statement

At Chesterton Primary we are guided by the National Curriculum for Music (2014).

The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • 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, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence 
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notation


We currently use Charanga Music to support the teaching of music at Chesterton.

From September 2024, we will be using Music Express to support the teaching of music as this scheme fits better with our Music intent.


Music Long Term Plan

Music Progression Map

Music Key Concepts

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