What is the intent of Music in our School? 

Music at Cranfield church of England Academy provides a high-quality curriculum that develops self-confidence, enriches creativity and celebrates all abilities of musical talent within all cultures and faiths.

How is Music implemented in our school?

Early Years Foundation Stage:

Music is taught as an intrinsic part of the EYFS curriculum. In Early Years, activities are planned as part of the continuous provision and adult directed activities which deliver objectives from Expressive Arts and Design and Literacy.

Years 1 – 4:

Music is taught through our Creative Curriculum, using Cornerstones as our planning tool. In addition, we use the “Charanga” scheme to ensure coverage of key skills and assist non-specialist teachers.

Planning takes into account the National Curriculum areas of study including: composing, responding, performing and appraising.

Key Stage Two only:

All Key Stage Two children are invited to join extra-curricular music clubs.


Assessment is ongoing through observation, discussion and peer assessment. This is used to inform planning. Evidence is recorded on the Music Progression Stepping Stones and reported on termly using the Foundation Assessment grid.

Where can I get further information?

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to speak to your child's teacher.

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