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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.


The subject leader for Music is Miss Williams



What is Music?

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. High-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. This will help to increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

How do we teach Music at Irk Valley?

In each curriculum year, children are taught Music every week through the use of Charanga by class teachers. A specialist Music teacher teaches each year group for at least half a term. As pupils progress, they should develop critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose and listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.  


What does a great Music lesson look like at Irk Valley?

  • Children will perform, listen to, review and evaluate music including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • Children learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others
  • Children understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated


Music Provision at Irk Valley

Curriculum Overviews 

Year group expectations