The teacher in charge of music is Mrs A Rosamond.

Music is a very important part of Netherton School. We aim for every child to have the experience of singing, creating music and performing during their time with us.

           Music Curriculum intent, implementation and impact overview.


The intent of our Music curriculum is to deliver a practical, creative curriculum, which is accessible to all. We recognise the importance of music and how it impacts on the lives of all our children. Our aim is to promote enthusiasm for and enjoyment of music in all its forms and also to develop musical skills and knowledge. By engaging children in musical experiences we can offer our children opportunities to develop skills, attitudes and attributes that can support learning in other areas as well as developing life skills such as listening skills, the ability to concentrate, creativity, self -confidence and a sensitivity towards others.

To build a musical curriculum which delivers a practical and creative approach, accessible to all.                                                  To promote enthusiasm and enjoyment of music in all it’s forms and develop musical skills and knowledge.

To build a curriculum subject which ensures children develop skills, attitudes and attributes, that can support learning in other areas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   To have a curriculum that develops life skills such as listening skills, the ability to concentrate, creativity, self confidence and a sensitivity towards others.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Implementation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

We have a clear and comprehensive scheme of work through Charanga, incorporating Music in Action document.  Each unit of work recapson prior learning and shows how this is built upon. Wakefield music service are heavily involved with school , especially year 5 and 6 , offering wider opportunities through learning the ukulele.

Peripatetic teachers come into school and teach individual instruments to those children who wish to learn them.  We offer brass, woodwind, strings, guitar, piano and vocal lessons.

A love of playing an instrument is promoted and encouraged and gives the children a form of expressing themselves.

Planning and teaching.

Teachers plan and teach mainly from Charanga. The music lead in school will support teaching  and teach blocks in yr 1/2, 2/3 and year 6. Children will access different extra curricular music opportunities such as choir, singing in the local community and taking part in Young Voices.

Year 5 and 6 access whole class teaching of ukulele.

Singing assemblies.

These are whole school and are led by the music lead. Listening skills, warm ups and different song styles , along with composer knowledge are taught during these sessions.

Visits and visitors

Phil Needham from the music service leads ukulele concerts in school and the community. We have an annual music concert fro parents, which showcases the children’s talents. The choir takes part in  Young Voices  annually and we undertake visits to theatre performances. School also takes part in musicals written by Phil Needham at Wakefield Theatre Royal on a rota basis.

Pupil discussions and questionnaires.

Children can reflect on styles of music and skills learnt, talking about lessons and their favourite parts of music lessons and usic provision in school through discussions with the music lead.


Children will make at least good progress from their last point of statutory assessment from their starting point in EY2. Assessments are made 3 times a year and checked by the music lead.

Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to music and will have performance skills and confidence to take part and enjoy performing.

Children will achieve age related expectations in music at the end of their cohort year. and will participate in wider musical activities. Opportunities like those mentioned will lead to greater self confidence and the children will gain wider audience performance experience.


Music scheme of work for each year group. 

Charanga units


Music knowledge and skills documents. 

Knowledge _ Skills – Year R (1)

MMC Progression of Knowledge and Skills Year 1.2

MMC Progression of Knowledge and Skills Year 2.3

Knowledge _ Skills – Year 3.4

Knowledge _ Skills – Year 6


Knowledge organisers currently uploaded by Charanga. Others will be added as soon as published 

Knowledge Organiser Year 3.4

Knowledge Organiser Year 6


Other useful documentation.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Music policy July 2021                                                                                                  

Helpful Music Vocabulary

WMEH Draft NC Progression map Minimum Expected Standards


Peripatetic music service.

At Netherton School we actively encourage children to take part in Music, one such way is to learn to play an instrument with one of the peripatetic teachers from Wakefield music service. Below are the documents and information you will need if you wish for your child to play a musical instrument.  The peripatetic music teachers currently teaching in  school  are;

Woodwind – Paul Machon

Brass –  Jim Fletcher

Strings – Maddie Bentley

Guitar –  Eddie Hill

Piano – Rachel Chapman

Percussion – Jason Whiteley.

If any of the music staff are absent due to Covid isolation, lessons will take place via zoom wherever possible.

Peripatetic music provisional timetable for September

music peri timetable September 2021 

Costing details for music lessons.                                                                                       

Charging policy

Cover letter to charging policy

Invoice Details

                                                                                                                 Home Learning

Netherton teaches music through the learning website ‘Charanga’. If your child has to work at home during the current crisis, they can log on to  The children all have a log in which they can use to access the learning packages at home.

We took the opportunity to find out what singing meant to children in school and how it helped with their mental health during Covid. Below are a few of the comments children made. Follow the links to see Jessica and Lily, who sent in their clips from home.





Young Voices.

Unfortunately, Young Voices 2021 has been cancelled due to Covid 19. Registrations will carry over to next year  and we will attend in January 2022. Keep checking back for photographs!


 Theatre visits

As part of drama and music, our drama club visited Bradford Alhambra to watch Joseph and his amazing technicolor dreamcoat. What a great day it was!