Music – curriculum information

Curriculum Information

At Withernsea Primary School we want to develop pupils’ love for a range of music whilst developing their understanding of music history and music from different cultures.

Within Foundation Stage and KS1, our children will explore using different types of instruments such as maracas, drums and glockenspiels. Pupils will listen to music to develop their repertoire which is developed following the Charanga Scheme.

In KS2, the pupils continue to embed their understanding of music thought listening, singing, playing and composing across a variety of historical periods, styles and genres. This continues to follow the Charanga Scheme and includes many opportunities to develop further skills.

Across KS2, our children are given the opportunity to learn various musical instruments from a specialist music tutor including keyboard, guitar and recorder. Some of our pupils are also a part of the school choir, with links to the community.

We aspire that our music curriculum and extra-curricular activities will enable pupils to discover their interests and help them to see future possibilities.

Information for parents

‘ I would just like to say what a great help all the teachers and staff at Withernsea Primary School have been to parents/grandparents and carers during these very strange last months. Thank you’

Parent's comments

‘I love school, its a good place to learn’…

Children's comments

‘Leaders, including governors, understand the strengths and weaknesses of the school’s work.
They take decisive action to secure improvement. Consequently, the gaps in the progress made by different groups of pupils are diminishing.’

Ofsted comments

‘its really fun, it makes learning fun’

Children's comments

‘You have all been amazing. I hope all you teachers are proud of yourselves for the way you have conducted things throughout this pandemic. Proud to say my children are students at Withernsea Primary School’

Parent's comments

‘thank you for keeping me safe’

Children's comments

‘The curriculum supports pupils in developing positive attitudes to learning. Leaders have linked activities closely to pupils’ interests and aspirations. This has been particularly successful in engaging boys.’

Ofsted comments

‘Teaching is improving. Teachers are successful in keeping pupils on task. They offer pupils activities which catch their imagination and motivate them to do well.’

Ofsted comments

‘I love school’ …

Children's comments

‘I love school, its amazing, its like a second home’

Children's comments

Pupils are making good progress in improving their reading, writing and mathematical skills. Pupils’ progress in key stage 1 is particularly strong. Pupils are developing a range of exciting vocabulary in their writing. Pupils’ handwriting and spelling are weaker.

Ofsted comments

‘Leaders have made significant improvements to early years provision. As a result, children
are making a strong start in building their skills in reading, writing and mathematics.’

Ofsted comments

‘Most-able pupils and those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities generally make good progress because teachers match tasks carefully to their needs.’

Ofsted comments

‘I would like to say thank you to everyone at Withernsea Primary School for everything you have done…..you have all been amazing’

Parent's comments

‘Pupils who are experiencing significant turbulence in their lives are well supported. As a result, they stay engaged in their learning.’

Ofsted comments

‘Pupils behave well in the classroom and around the school. Teachers support pupils with
identified behaviour difficulties well.’

Ofsted comments

‘the teachers explain really well’

Children's comments