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Since our last inspection in November 2019, there has been much work done on the music curriculum at De Lucy. Where previously it was taught as part of a themed curriculum, this has been addressed and there is now in place a sequenced, progressive model that follows a discrete scheme. At De Lucy our intent is for all children to develop a lifelong love of music and to develop their talent as musicians. We fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for music through the Charanga scheme of work, which provides a broad and balanced curriculum, ensuring the progressive development of musical concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to offer opportunities for children to: perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods and genres; to learn to sing and to use their voices, to 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 ability.


In EYFS, children sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs, perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others, and – when appropriate – try to move in time with music. In Key Stage 1 and 2, music is taught in weekly lessons. We follow the ‘Charanga’ scheme. Each unit of work comprises of the strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music:

- Listening and appraising

- Musical activities: warm up games, singing, playing instruments, improvisation and composition

- Performing

The map below shows the units followed and the focus being studied. 

Aut 1

Aut 2

Spr 1

Spr 2

Sum 1

Sum 2


Unit: Hey you!


Style: Old School Hip Hop

Unit: Rhythm In The Way We Walk and Banana Rap


Style: Reggae, Hip Hop

Unit: In The Groove


Style: Blues, Latin, Folk, Funk, Baroque, Bhangra

Unit: Round and Round



Style: Latin Bossa Nova, Film music, Big Bd Jazz, Mash-up, Latin

Unit: Use your imagination



Style: Pop

Unit: Reflect, Rewind, Replay


Style: Western Classical Music and your choice from Year 1


Unit: Hands, Feet, Heart


Style: South African styles

Unit: Ho Ho Ho


Style: Christmas, Big Band, Motown, Elvis, Freedom songs

Unit: I Wanna Play In A Band


Style: Rock

Unit: Zootime


Style: Reggae

Unit: Friendship Song


Style: Coming Soon!

Unit: Reflect, Rewind, Replay


Style: Western Classical Music and your choice from Year 2




Unit: Let Your Spirit Fly


Style: R&B, Western Classical, Musicals, Motown, Soul

Unit: Glockenspiel Stage 1


Style: Learning basic instrumental skills by playing tunes in varying styles

Unit: Three Little Birds


Style: Reggae

Unit: The Dragon Song


Style: A little bit funky and music from around the world

Unit: Bringing Us Together


Style: Disco

Unit: Reflect, Rewind and Replay


Style: Western Classical Music and your choice from Year 3


Unit: Mamma Mia


Style: ABBA

Unit: Glockenspiel Stage 2


Style: Learning basic instrument skills by playing tunes in varying styles

Unit: Stop!


Style: Grime, Classical, Bhangra, Tango, Latin Fusion

Unit: Lean On Me


Style: Gospel

Unit: Blackbird


Style: Classical Pop

Unit: Reflect, Rewind, Replay


Style: Western Classical Music and your choice from Year 4


Unit: Livin' On A Prayer


Style: Rock

Unit: Classroom Jazz 1


Style: Jazz

Unit: Make You Feel My Love


Style: Pop Ballads

Unit: Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air


Style: Hip Hop

Unit: Dancing In The Street


Style: Motown

Unit: Reflect, Rewind, Replay


Style: Western Classical Music and your choice


Unit: Happy


Style: Pop and Motown

Unit: Classroom Jazz


Style: Jazz, Latin, Blues

Unit: Benjamin Britten - A New Year Carol


Style: Benjamin Britten (Western Classical Music), Gospel, Bhangra

Unit: You've Got A Friend


Style: The Music of Carole King

Unit: Music and Me


Style: Contemporary, music and identity


Unit: Reflect, Rewind, Replay


Style: Western Classical Music and your choice 


Children at De Lucy have access to a varied programme that allows them to discover areas of strength, as well as areas they can to improve upon. As the children progress, they develop a growing musical vocabulary that allows them to critically engage with music and increases their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.  We assess through teacher assessment at the end of each unit. Teachers make a judgement on the children’s progress against the learning outcomes for the unit followed.

How parents can help

As music is part of everyday life for so many of us, helping your child at home is easy! Sing along to songs with your child; encourage them to listen to a wide genre of music from across the world. If you want to go further, help them compose, perform and evaluate their creations. All of these things help foster your child’s engagement and enjoyment of music.

Here are some useful links with many more ideas:






Partnership Links

The Greenwich Music Hub provides support with the teaching and leading of music. They share information on curriculum developments, best practice and activities and events the school can be involved in.

Subject leader

Miss Bhui


Page updated 5th September 2023


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