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At Anthony Bek primary school, we pride ourselves on the content of our creative curriculum. Through the National Curriculum and our enrichment opportunities, we are able to offer a wide range of experiences for children from Nursery to year 6.

Foundation stage

Music tuition in the foundation stage follows the Development Matters curriculum where they respond to music, sing songs, create rhythms and compose songs.

Key stage 1 and 2

In order to deliver our curriculum, we follow the Charanga music scheme, which is linked to National Curriculum 2014. We also supplement this through our Curriculum Maestro topics, enabling all children to receive tuition in a range of genres and instruments. Each year group is given a key instrument which they use to accompany, improvise and compose. Therefore, they will experience a range of different instruments whilst at this school. Documents relating to the curriculum can be viewed below.


The year 4 curriculum is delivered throughout the year by Derbyshire Music Partnership. They teach the children musical skills, notation and terminology through the use of drumming.


Due to current Covid-19 regulations, singing and playing of wind instruments is extremely limited. We have had to adapt the curriculum in order to be Covid safe. Instead of singing, we are learning to sign along with popular songs. Videos of this can be seen below.



As a school, we offer a wide range of opportunities to develop musical competence. This includes performing in various services and productions throughout the year:

  • Foundation stage and Key Stage 1 nativities
  • Key stage 2 spring production
  • Leaver's assemblies
  • Carols and Mince Pies
  • Christmas Tree Festival
  • Easter services
  • Harvest festival
  • Remembrance parade

We also have a 50 strong choir who have performed in the community, county and even in London. Every child in school has the chance to audition for the choir and take part in the amazing opportunities on offer, including Young Voices, Carols in the market place, Bolsover District talent show and they even sang at a staff wedding!


Music overview 2021-22

Year 3 Signing Let Your Spirit Fly

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