Pocklington C.E. Infant School

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We use the Charanga Musical School Scheme to teach the national curriculum for music education. The programme provides non-music specialists with lesson plans, assessment, clear progress, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson.

In EYFS the first 4 units of learning include the following activities:

  • listening and responding
  • exploring and creating (learning about pulse, thythm and pitch)
  • singing and playing instruments (nursery rhymes and action songs)
  • sharing and performing

In the final term in EYFS, the pupils have two transition units to prepare them for the musical learning in KS1.  Activities include:

  • listening and appraising
  • musical activities
    • learning about the interrelated dimensions of music through singing, improvising and playing classroom instruments)
    • performing and sharing.

In KS1 the learning consists of six half-termly Units of Work, which include the following activities:

  • listening and appraising
  • musical activities
    • warm-up games
    • singing
    • playing instruments (glockenspiels, un-tuned perccussion, recorders)
    • improvisation, and 
    • composition
  • performing

All musical learning in the Charanga scheme is built around the interrelated dimensions of music - pulse, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics, timbre, texture, structure and notation.  As pupils move through the scheme the depth of learning deepends and widens to encompass these dimensions.

A range of musical styles are covered in KS1 (see below).


Musical Styles KS1


 Music Policy 2019.pdfDownload
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Learning Progression

Interrelated Dimensions of Music

Collective Worship

Singing is an important part of our daily collective worship. Songs are chosen to reflect the church and /or school year, we use a range of traditional hymns and contemporary songs written for children.

Singing Assembly

Every week the senior teachers and our experienced volunteer pianist lead a singing assembly. Children learn and sing new songs together as well develop new singing techniques.


Throughout the year we have many different occasions and events that incorporate music such as Christmas Carol service, Nativity plays, Harvest Festival, Sports / Fun Fit afternoon, Thank you assemblies, and class assemblies. We often invite external agencies into school to share a range of different music with the children.

Music Service Concerts 

During the last week of the Autumn term pupils and staff enjoyed a festive concert from the East Riding Schools Music Service. Pupils were able to see and hear a variety of instruments from the string, woodwind, brass and percussion families and learnt about how the instruments are played. If you would like to find out more about the work of the music service and the lessons we offer please visit https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/learning/schools-colleges-and-academies/schools-music-service/ or via social media pages, www.twitter.com/ERMusichub www.facebook.com/ERMusichub

Progression and Outcomes KS1

 Progression With Outcomes Year 1.pdfDownload
 Progression With Outcomes Year 2.pdfDownload
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