For details of music lessons at Chellaston Junior School, please download the relevant file below.  For more information, please contact Mrs Davis in the School Office.

At CJS, our music curriculum ensures that all children receive a broad and rich learning experience. We believe that music is a universal language which inspires creative thinking. Our aspiration is that every child adopts a lifelong love of music, increasing their self-confidence, creativity and imagination through developing their key skills, knowledge and vocabulary. The challenges our music curriculum will deliver through appraising, composing and performing will also help children to develop the resilience to tackle abstract concepts. Our pupils will develop a deep understanding of music and its construction, which will allow them to respond critically and articulate preferences. Our aim is that this will encourage pupils’ curiosity to ask ‘why?’, as they wonder and justify particular musical choices and preferences.

By the end of Key Stage, pupils at CJS should be able to:

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • develop an understanding of the history of music.