We aim to deliver an enjoyable, engaging learning experience that inspires our children to have the desire to become enthusiastic musicians who understand the value and importance of music. 

We want our children to acquire and develop a firm understanding of what music is through listening, appraising, singing and composing across a wide variety of genres. 

Our music curriculum allows the children to develop their understanding of musicality and continually build their technical vocabulary and musical skill. 

We aim to provide opportunities for children to perform to an audience, through our harvest, Christmas and Easter assemblies, in addition to our after-school music club.  

We aim to help our children to: 

  • Enjoy and appreciate a wide variety of musical styles and genres; 
  • Explore how sounds are made 
  • Explore how music is produced by a range of instruments; 
  • Develop imagination and creativity; 
  • Understand and use a range of musical vocabulary; 
  • Develop the interrelated skills of composition, improvisation, performance and appreciation; 
  • Enjoy a wide range of songs and sing in tune; 
  • To enjoy their music learning  


    At Abbots Farm Infant School, we aim to provide children with an enriching, diverse and creative curriculum that balances all the aspects of music. We encourage our children to take part in a range of musical experiences to help them develop their confidence in music. We follow the Kapow scheme, which provides our children with opportunities to sing and perform, to develop their musical skill and vocabulary and to play a range of tuned and untuned instruments. We aim to foster links with other local schools and musicians to display different musical genres and instruments to our children, which we hope will inspire them to foster a love for music themselves.  


    Teachers will assess children’s work in music through observations during lessons. Recordings of live musical performances are made and posted onto children’s dojo portfolios for the children to use as evidence of their learning, to provide opportunities for self-assessment and to help them develop a sense of pride in their work. During lessons and our continuous provision time, teachers and TAs will give oral feedback to children to help them develop their skills further