St. Augustine’s

Catholic Academy

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Sandon Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 7DF

01782 319504

Part of

All Saints Catholic Collegiate




 At St.Augustine’s Catholic Academy we aim to offer an enjoyable experience through the teaching of music that inspires and motivates children within their learning. Through a range of musical experiences children are encouraged to grow in confidence and will be given opportunities to explore, discover and develop their technical skills. They will develop through the provision of practical music lesson that are accessible by all, and challenging to children who are more musically developed.

Within our school, music is also a way of celebrating our faith and deepening our relationship with God through prayer, reflection, praise and celebration. 

Music lessons are timetabled for each class on a weekly basis. This involves both whole class and small group activities.

Pupils’ understanding of music will be developed through activities which bring together the requirements of performing, composing, listening and appraising in order to meet the expectations of the national curriculum. Children are taught to recognise the musical elements of:

  • Duration
  • Dynamics
  • Pitch
  • Tempo
  • Timbre
  • Texture

Charanga Music School

At St. Augustine's we use Charanga Music School. This offers a scheme that provides a range of musical learning that caters for the needs of all children and provides full coverage of the National curriculum

Through the use of Charanga Music School Children will be taught to understand musical notation and compose and create music together. They will also be taught to sing and play using the correct timing, sound and pace. Graphically and symbolically they will learn to represent music sounds that also identifies the length of notation.

City Music Service

We have a range of professional music teachers that join us in school to teach specialist instruments and singing. Each class learning specialist instruments or singing takes part as in a live performance later in the year. 


Specialist Music teachers:

Y2 - Song Birds               Performance: Song Birds 

Y3 - Recorders                Performance: Recorder festival 

Y5 - Violins                      Performance: Halle Come and Play

Y6 - Specialist Violins      Performance: City Music Orchestra


St Augustine's have also been specially selected to represent Stoke in the Big Sing at Symphony Hall.


For more information on the City Music Service see -

Music Resources for Schools and Parents

 National Curriculum Music.pdfDownload
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Learning together with your child

City Music Service who provide teaching of violins, recorders and song birds in school now have a Youtube Channel that offers loads of great songs to learn and guidance on certain musical instruments. 

Find this here:


Charanga Music School Home Learning - Charanga YUMU

For the best home learning experience visit Charanga and help your child log in to complete the set unit of work. 

Each child has received their Charanga log in through Purple Mash 2 Email. 

Foundation Stage (Nursery/ Reception) have received their Charanga Log in through the School email to parents. 

Charanga is a resource that the school uses to help with the provision of Music and has been highly regarded by experts as being a fantastic music experience that caters for the Music curriculum. 

Charanga YUMU is an area for children to log into and complete different musical tasks appropriate for their age group. Follow the link below to log in. It's great fun!

Click here to log into Charanga YUMU


Other Resources 

Year 1 - Untuned Instruments and timing

Click here for Untuned Instruments activities. 

Click here for beat activities. 

Year 2 - Singing songs

Click here for singing activities.

Click here for other singing activities.

Click here for beat activities. 

Year 3 - The History of Music 

Click here to learn about different composers from history.

Click here to find out about Musical Trailblazers through history. 

Click here for 20th Century History of Music PowerPoint for creating a poster. 

Year 4 - Compose 

Click here to find out what composition means. 

Click here to find out about different composers.

Click here for Making Music activity pack. 

Year 5 - Improvise and Compose 

Click here to learn about notation. 

Click here to learn about musical notes. 

Click here for a notation composition activity.

Year 6 - Play and Perform

Click here to learn about musical notes. 

Click here for a film soundtrack activity. 

Click here to learn about musical performance. 



Click here for a range of musical games for all classes. 

Click here for a range of musical learning that can be accessed by all KS1. 

Click here for a range of musical learning that can be accessed by all KS2.

Click here to watch performances of different Orchestras.



 City Music Service Home Learning Links.docxDownload
 Music Long Term Plan 2019 2020 with Home Learning links.docxDownload
 Music Policy 2019 2020.docxDownload
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