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Lowerhouse Junior School

Inspiring a lifelong love for learning


Music Statement of Intent


In music our aim is to follow the requirements of the National Curriculum; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum and ensuring the progressive development of musical concepts, knowledge and skills following the original music curriculum from the Charanga Scheme.


Each Unit of Work in the Charanga Original Scheme comprises the of strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music. These include; Listening and Appraising, composing and performing. As well as this, the children are provided with specialist input from a music teacher from Lancashire Music Service. 


We recognise that music is a universal language which embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. At Lowerhouse Junior School, we want to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Music plays such an important role in helping children to feel part of a community, and so we provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music. Through assemblies and other performances children are able to express their emotions and showcase their understanding of how to perform with awareness of themselves and of others. Our music lessons enable children to develop their skills, appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and begin to make judgements about the quality of music.


From Year 3 to year 6, children are immersed in a range of tuned and untuned percussion instruments, including ukuleles, cello's, violins and samba drums. By using percussion instruments, we are able to ensure that all children, regardless of their needs or abilities, are able to access our music curriculum, be creative and make their own music

Charanga Overview

Music Overview