Our Music subject leader is Mrs Lesley Schlanker.

At Baddow Hall Infant School our vision is for every child to make the best possible progress.

Intent for our Music curriculum:

At Baddow Hall Infant School our music curriculum aims to ensure that children become lifelong learners through developing an enjoyment of listening to and performing music.

We aim to ensure that children develop curiosity and respect of music from a range of cultures, traditions, historical periods and styles.

We develop resilience in children through our music curriculum by challenging children to perform music including singing and playing both tuned and untuned instruments.

We enable children to be creative through teaching composition and enabling children to acquire knowledge of famous composers, musicians and their work.


The Charanga Scheme of work is used to ensure wide exposure of music, with many opportunities to explore and develop as musicians and singers. During weekly lessons, children listen, appraise, improvise, sing, compose and perform.

Children have the opportunity to extend their musical experience by having instruction from outside music teachers. Children also learn songs to perform in front of audiences at the end of each term.

Music is an important part of our school assemblies. Children listen to songs from a range of genres, traditions and historical periods, often linked to the learning in classrooms. This promotes a love of music and experience of a wide range of styles.

EYFS framework (educational programme):

The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage with arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe.

National curriculum guidance (purpose of study):

Pupils should be taught to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes; play tuned and untuned instruments musically; listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music; experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.