Wigton Nursery and Infant School

  1. Curriculum
  2. Curriculum subjects
  3. Music



Curriculum Intent

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. (The National Curriculum)

We believe that Music is a unique and powerful form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. Through regular Music lessons, children will develop an ability to listen to, and appreciate, a wide variety of music, from a range of cultures, styles and periods in history. The children will have opportunities to express ideas and feelings about music and explore a range of musical elements, for example, pulse, rhythm and pitch.


Music teaching at Wigton Infant School from Reception to Year 2 is delivered through the  use of the Charanga scheme of work.

Click here to find out more: https://www.cumbriacharanga.co.uk/site/

Teachers follow the suggested scheme of work and lessons are broken down into half-termly units. Each unit of work has an on-going musical learning focus and lessons usually follow a specific learning sequence:

  • Listen and Appraise
  • Musical Activities (including pulse and rhythm)
  • Singing and Voice
  • Playing instruments
  • Improvisation / Composition
  • Perform and Share

In our Nursery setting music is taught through the ‘Expressive Arts’ curriculum. Children are given opportunities to sing a wide range of songs, match the pace and pitch of another person, play instruments with increasing skill and rhythm and enjoy making up their own songs or adapting existing songs.


We will see children develop a greater appreciation of music and a deeper understanding of the subject. Our music Curriculum is planned to demonstrate progression and build on and embed current skills. 

Each Charanga unit is explained in detail below. We have also produced our own skills progression document which can be located at the end of the page.