Music at Plympton St Maurice Primary School

We are in an exciting year of developing our curriculum provision at Plympton St Maurice Primary School. From September 2020 all classes are following the Charanga music scheme


Intent for Music

Our music curriculum is designed to meet the content requirements of the agreed syllabus. There is a set amount of time specified for each year group. Through our music lessons, children should be able to develop Life skills, Understanding, Nurture curiosity, Aspiration and Resilience.


We want our pupils to enjoy music, develop a love of music for the rest of their lives and we endeavour to develop their talents for music making. Through music we develop a sense of wonder, creativity and increase self-confidence and it brings our school community together. Within our classes we may be nurturing the next conductor of the Halle Orchestra or Elphaba in Wicked!


Implementation for Music

Our music curriculum encompasses:

Social and emotional learning,


Mastery Learning,

the Arts,

Understand Learning,


Independent Personal learning and thinking,

Collaborative Learning and

Experience rich curriculum.


Skills are developed in line with the national curriculum for Music.

Our curriculum allows opportunity to;

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations


Opportunities to learn an instrument include mini steel pans and ukuleles through Wider Opportunities.


Our taught music curriculum is enriched by our whole school ethos towards singing. Singing happens in most lessons as well as during weekly singing practices as one community. Our voices are then used to help create links with the wider community and beyond

Opportunities for live music in school is essential to raise aspirations and we aim to perform at least termly during Awards Assemblies and school productions. Children may be working alongside a professional musician, singer or songwriter as part of our provision.


We also firmly believe in the feeling of self-achievement which comes from overcoming fears when taking part in performances. We have two main productions each year including a Nativity and a summer KS2 production. Children also learn to be choreographers, sound engineers, stage management, set designers as well as those singing and acting.


We work closely with IMS, the Instrumental Music Service who are our providers for individual and group tuition. (See below.)  Music lessons are based on the scheme Charanga and we also use Sing Up as a resource bank.


Impact for Music

We want our pupils to leave us with a love of music which they continue throughout their lives. Some may continue to learn an instrument and end up as professional musicians. All will have a sense of community, social development and achievement by working on projects together. Children should show greater control, an awareness of musical structure, appreciate music from a range of times, cultures and traditions.  Our children enjoy music making in whatever form this takes.


Year 1

Hey You!

Rhythm in the Way we walk

In the Groove

Round and Round

Your imagination

Reflect, rewind, replay


Year 2

Hands, feet, heart

Ho, Ho, Ho!

I wanna play in a band

Zoo time

Friendship Song

Reflect, rewind, replay


Year 3

Let your spirit fly

Glockenspiel Stage

Three Little birds

The dragon song



Year 4

Ukulele/Mamma Mia


Lean on Me


Steel drums


Year 5

Livin’ on a prayer

Classroom Jazz

Make me feel my love

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Dancing in the Street

Reflect, rewind, replay


Year 6


Classroom Jazz

A New Yer Carol

You’ve Got a Friend

Music & Me

Reflect, rewind, replay


There are many additional opportunities for music throughout the year including theatre visits, participating in the Nativity Production, Summer Production, and PSM’s Got Talent.

Contact Info
All enquiries should be addressed to Mrs K Allen, Business Manager
  • Plympton St. Maurice Primary School, Plympton Hill, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 1UB
  • 01752 337427