Intent, Implementation and Impact


The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all children:

Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music

Be taught to sing, create and compose music

Understand how music is created, produced and communicated.

At Burlish Park Primary School children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions and musical genres.

We aim to inspire pupils to enjoy music making so they choose to learn musical instruments, join extra-curricular musical activities such as bands and choirs and explore music further outside their time in school.


All pupils receive a 30-minute (KS1 and Reception) or one-hour (KS2) class music lesson each week. The scheme of work is very varied and teaching and learning gives opportunities for progression for all pupils. Opportunities are taken to teach pupils in Forest School and in the courtyard to vary the learning environment.

Charanga is being used as a key teaching resource from September 2019 to add another dimension within lessons, which includes more opportunity for physical movement to music.

Instrumental teachers provide tuition for pupils who are able to pay for small group or individual lessons.

There is a choir for pupils in KS2 giving pupils the opportunity to sing in a large group and learn more complex songs. The choir works towards performing in concerts and taking part in Young Voices in 2020.


The varied music curriculum allows pupils to discover their strengths in music and we aim to build the confidence and skills of all pupils. Pupils enjoy the freedom to be creative in a context where they can use their imagination and also make links with art and music.

Burlish Park has a thriving music curriculum where pupils have fantastic opportunities to play a wide range of musical instruments.

Our Music Clubs

Our KS2 choir meets every Thursday and our new Music Performance Group meets every Wednesday. If you would like to join either of the groups, please speak to Mrs Kelly-Edwards for more details.

Music Lessons
Burlish Park offers peripatetic music lessons in a wide variety of instruments including guitar, piano, voice, violin, cornet and flute. Lessons are booked every summer term for the following academic year. We do ask pupils to commit for a twelve month period and to practise their instrument at home.

Mrs Kelly-Edwards and her team work very hard to offer regular music concerts so the children can perform to their families.
Last year, Burlish Park had the opportunity to join in “Riversfest”, a large scale music event, hosted by the Rivers CofE MAT.

“Thank you to all of the staff involved in Riverfest. Everyone was amazing. Well done all.”
“My son┬áreally enjoyed performing at Riversfest last night. Thank you so much to everyone that helped organise it, it was a great night.”
Feedback from parents 2018.