At Dunstall Hill, we use Charanga Music School to support our teaching of music.  Lessons are taught through a complete suite of teaching resources whether catering for KS1 or KS2 children.  We use the scheme to support our curriculum and staff skilset in teaching music.  We believe that music is not just about ‘doing’ music, but should provide pupils with opportunities to make music, think musically and become more musical as a consequence. 

Our music curriculum aims to build on three pillars of music; technical, expressive and constructive.  We believe that less is often more and aim to deliver three pilliars through Ukeleles, Recorders, Metaphones and pupils voices.  This allows the pupils to demonstrate progression in their knowledge and skills year on year.  Therefore, we aim for our children to get more proficient in music rather than just ‘doing’ music.  We work closely with Wolverhampton Music School to provide pupils with high quality instrumental teaching in a range of instruments.

Whole school definition

Music is vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.

Why study Music?

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. It can engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. To learn music, is to learn a whole new language.


Music Overview

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Early Years links to Music

At Dunstall Hill, Music is embeded within our EYFS curriculum. Children will begin to explore a range of sound making instruments and have the freedom to play with them. They will also begin to take part in action songs such as “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”.

As they begin to develop their understanding of music, they will share their thoughts and feelings about music and sing songs using pitch and intonation.

They will start to improvise using instruments through play and experiment with the different ways in which sound makers can be played such as loud/quiet and fast/slow.

Music Leader Bio