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Leyland Methodist SchoolsA Federation of Leyland Methodist Infant and Junior Schools



The Intention


Our curriculum fosters the spirit of exploration, promotes creative talent through the development of key skills, encourages our children to strive for excellence within all aspects of Music and celebrates all levels of success. 


Music and the National Curriculum


The National Curriculum Programme of Study underpins all of our Music Curriculum at Leyland Methodist Schools.


The key areas of music introduced in KS1 are the following:

  • Singing songs with control and using the voice expressively.
  • Control of instruments.
  • Control of pulse and rhythm.
  • Composition.
  • Exploring sounds, melody and accompaniment.
  • Listening, memory and movement.
  • Evaluating and appraising.


In KS2 we build upon the above key skills and progress with the following:

  • Performance skills.
  • Reading and writing notation.
  • History of Music


To ensure that these key skills are being taught, we use Charanga as a tool to deliver our lessons.


Using the National Curriculum document as a baseline, we have also undertaken a thorough Curriculum Needs Analysis, studying the characteristics of our learners here in Leyland to ensure that our curriculum fulfils their requirements.


To complement this, we have also developed a detailed Progression Document that maps out the key skills in learning throughout all aspects of Music and shows what these skills look like at each level from Year 1 through to Year 6. This progression document provides clarity for both teachers and learners alike – it signals clearly what the expected level of progress looks like at each Key Stage and aids the assessment in what is a notoriously difficult subject to measure. 


Cultural Capital


At LMS we firmly believe that Music offers the perfect opportunity to develop our children’s cultural experiences. We therefore aim to provide a programme of enrichment opportunities each year to elevate our curriculum to outstanding levels.


Our children have the opportunity to learn a wide variety of musical instruments, such as acoustic guitar, keyboard, electric drums and singing.


We have a working partnership with Rock Steady Music to provide popular music enrichments across both the infant and the junior school.



We are always looking for more opportunities to bring to the children – if you are a professional musician reading this page, please get in touch!

Our Ethos and Values Statement

Within God’s love for everyone, Our school family is committed to serve by:

- celebrating everyone’s unique God-given talents;

- giving the best of ourselves for all the world;

- doing all the good we can together.

  • Love
  • Serve
  • Celebrate
  • Together