Music @ Spire

At Spire Junior School we believe music plays an important part in the life of the school community involving all staff and children. We believe that music brings an immense range of benefits to children’s learning and overall development. We aim for children to gain a wide variety of musical experiences through assemblies, celebrations, performances, visits from outside musicians, visits to musical events, as well as through regular class music lessons.

Music is taught at Spire Junior School following the programme of study within the 2014 National Curriculum.

Music is taught regularly throughout school, as best to fit in with our curriculum questions. Where possible, when a strong link is evident between the project within a class and the music topic, music will be taught within the class’s key question. However, if there is no clear link between the subjects, music may be taught as a stand-alone subject that term.

If there isn’t a link with the class topic, we follow the Charanga Music Scheme. Charanga Musical School is a complete music scheme for the new primary music curriculum. It supports all aspects of music in school including the new music curriculum and is recommended by the Derbyshire Music Partnership.

To view our Music Curriculum Statement click here. 

Click here to view our Year 4 children taking part in their African drumming lessons which take part every week, 


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