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Sutton Road Primary and Nursery

Sutton Road Primary and Nursery





We use the Kapow Primary Music Scheme from F2 to Year 6. The intention of the Kapow Primary music scheme is to help children to feel that they are musical and to develop a life-long love of music. We focus on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that children need in order to become confident performers, composers and listeners. Our curriculum introduces children to music from all around the world and across generations, teaching children to respect and appreciate the music of all traditions and communities.

Children will develop the musical skills of singing, playing tuned and untuned instruments, improvising and composing music, and listening and responding to music. They will develop an understanding of the history and cultural context of the music that they listen to and learn how music can be written down. Through music, our curriculum helps children develop transferable skills such as team-working, leadership, creative thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, and presentation and performance skills. These skills are vital to children’s development as learners and have a wider application in their general lives outside and beyond school.

Kapow Primary’s Music scheme of work enables pupils to meet the end of key stage attainment targets outlined in the national curriculum and the aims of the scheme align with the national curriculum.

Music is taught in EYFS through Monster Phonics (F1), Kapow (F2), daily routines and through continuous provision.


Lessons are taught following the Kapow Scheme from F2 to Year 6. Each five-lesson unit combines the strands of: performing, listening, composing, the history of music and the inter-related dimensions of music to capture pupils’ imagination and encourage them to explore music enthusiastically.

The Kapow Primary scheme follows the spiral curriculum model where previous skills and knowledge are returned to and built upon. Children progress in terms of tackling more complex tasks and doing more simple tasks better, as well as developing understanding and knowledge of the history of music, staff, and other musical notations as well was the interrelated dimensions of music and more.

In each lesson, pupils will actively participate in musical activities drawn from a range of styles and traditions, developing their musical skills and their understanding of how music works. Lessons incorporate a range of teaching strategies from independent tasks, paired and group work as well as improvisation and teacher-led performances. Lessons are ‘hands-on’ and incorporate movement and dance elements, as well as making cross curricular links with other areas of learning.

Music is also a key element of F1 phonics taught through the Monster Phonics scheme. F1 children explore a range of different sounds including environmental sounds, quiet and loud sounds. They learn to join in with a rhythm using musical instruments and learn the names of different instruments. Instruments are used as part of storytelling.


We have a number of different tuition opportunities available for children to sign up for within school. Children can have weekly drumming lessons with DPD Drums, guitar lessons with Create Music or children can become part of their own rock band by either singing or playing the guitar, keyboard or drums with Rocksteady.-