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Elm Tree Primary School

'Growing Enquiring Minds'

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At Elm Tree we believe passionately in the creative and performing arts.  Music is one of our curriculum passions.


We use Kapow Primary’s Music scheme to support our teaching of music.  This allows all teachers to be specialists which means that children achieve good musical outcomes. This curriculum has been designed as a spiral curriculum  which matches our curriculum vision of 'I know that so now I can learn this': 


  • ✓  Cyclical: Pupils return to the same skills and knowledge again and again during their time in primary school.

  • ✓  Increasing depth: Each time a skill or area of knowledge is revisited it, is covered with greater depth.

  • ✓  Prior knowledge: Upon returning to a skill, prior knowledge is utilised so pupils can build upon previous foundations, rather than starting again.



We teach our creative and performing arts in block so that children are immersed in their learning.  In addition to these skills/techniques/knowledge blocks we encourage cross-curricular links in enquiry and also in performance.  We 


As a school we take part in Snape Maltings' School Celebration', we foster of love of music and singing in assembly, offer musical clubs to learn an instrument in Year 4.  We merge of love of music and performance in our Shakespeare festival, high quality Christmas productions and annual performances from all children at our family picnic.