Being a Musician


Music Curriculum Statement of Intent 


As a school we are very proud of the musical opportunities that are on offer to children at Chudleigh and you will often see our Musicians performing in school and also within the local community. We believe that music has a role to play in every aspect of all of our lives, wherever and whoever we are. 

As Musicians, children receive regular curriculum music lessons which follow the aims of the national curriculum to ensure that all children:  

  • 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 notations. 

We use a scheme called Charanga to deliver our music curriculum which is engaging and interactive for the children.  

We are also involved in the Whole Class Ensemble Teaching (WCET) scheme detailed in the National Plan for Music Education. Its key objective is to provide all primary school children with the opportunity to learn an instrument. At Chudleigh, Year 3, 4 and 5 pupils are given whole class instrumental tuition for up to 2 terms of the school year. 

We welcome a wide range of peripatetic music tutors into school throughout the week who deliver 1:1 and small group instrumental lessons in strings, wind, brass, percussion, piano and singing.  

We have a very successful school orchestra and the children have regular opportunities to showcase their talents during assemblies, church services, school productions and at our annual Spring Concert.