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At Rickleton Primary School Music is taught throughout the school from EYFS to KS2. We aim to give our pupils a high quality music education that engages and inspires them to develop a love of music, develop confidence and self-esteem.

Music is taught using a thematic approach using Charanga as the main scheme to ensure high quality teaching and learning for all our pupils. During their time at Rickleton Primary School all children will have the opportunity to:

  • Listen and appraise
  • Explore skills through fun and engaging games
  • Sing
  • Play a variety of tuned and percussion instruments
  • Improvise
  • Compose
  • Perform

 Pupils will also gain an understanding of music from a wide range of genres and styles, including classical music. They will also begin to know the names of influential composers and artists.  

Wherever possible we seek to make cross-curricular links for pupils with related topics in Science, Geography, English, Religious Education and History. Details of the music curriculum coverage can be found in each year group’s curriculum overview documents.

Extracurricular music tuition, delivered by music specialists, is also offered to the children in KS2. The instruments currently being taught in this way are violin, guitar, flute, clarinet, drums, piano and trumpet.


Exciting News Summer 2020 – We are currently looking at adopting a second music pathway for those children who may be interested in taking up group music tuition. We are very excited and can’t wait to share this with everyone. We will give more details later in the term! Watch this space!


Year 4 Using Garageband to compose a piece of music

Year 4 have been working hard to compose their own music to go along side a defeating the monster greek myth they also wrote themselves. Well done Beth and Dylan.

Well done Annabel for playing some festive flute music!

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We are delighted that our school has been awarded the Gold Award from Sunderland Music Hub for its contribution to music education. Also, we have been awarded Music Mark 2018-19. 

Leah has only been playing the violin for 8 weeks!

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Year 3 and 4 Learning the Ukulele