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Sequencing of the Music Curriculum

How we have sequenced the music curriculum

1. At Spinney Hill we use the Kapow Music scheme because the key music skills, performing, listening and composing, are covered in all units of work alongside the development of children’s understanding of the history of music and the different dimensions of music (e.g. pitch, duration, timbre ). The units of work chosen are relevant to our children, provide a broad framework in which to develop their musical understanding and knowledge, and ensure coverage of the national curriculum. 

2. The units of work have been sequenced into 'strands' (Popular, Rock and Rap; Nursery Rhymes and Rhythm; Classical; Film Soundtrack; and World Music) to ensure that children develop their knowledge and love of a broad range of music styles from around the world alongside their music skills

3. The three key music skills specific to the teaching of music are developed within all units of work and alongside critical thinking. Critical thinking has been mapped out alongside vocabulary, enabling children to progressively develop their ability to think like musicians whilst making connections between different areas of learning. 

4. Knowledge overviews provide the focus for teaching and learning and encompass the ‘facts’ we want children to know by the end of each unit of work. 


Our music curriculum and supporting scheme ensure that teachers can quickly gain an overview of each unit of work, identify what the learning outcomes are and how learning needs to be developed from what has been previously taught.