Our Philosophy
We are passionate about music at Our Lady of the Angels and we view it as a crucial component of positive mental health and well being.  We have therefore endeavored to build a high-quality music curriculum that engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians.  As a result of this, we also see an increase in pupils' self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. 
All pupils receive a weekly music lesson in school.  In KS1 music lessons are based on the Charanga music programme.  In KS2 lessons are delivered by a music specialist and incorporates instrumental tuition alongside the other elements of music appreciation, composition and performance.  
Each year we hold a music concert where all pupils, including those who take peripatetic music lessons are given the opportunity to perform in front of other pupils and their parents.
Curriculum Aims

In line with the National Curriculum for Music, we aim to ensure that, by the end of Key Stage Two, all pupils: 

  • 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,

  • can 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 inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.