At Folkestone Primary, we use the Kapow scheme of work to ensure all pupils develop a lifelong love of music. Children will develop skills, knowledge and understanding in order to become confident performers, composers and listeners. The curriculum introduces children to music from around the world and from different generations, teaching children to respect and appreciate the music of all traditions and communities. 

Children develop the musical skills of singing, playing tuned and untuned instruments, improvising and composing music, and listening and responding to  music. They develop an understanding of the history and cultural context of the music that they listen to and learn how music can be written down. The music curriculum enables children to develop transferable skills such as team work, leadership, creative thinking, problem solving, decision making and presentation and performance skills which will assist them in a wider application in their general lives outside and beyond school.

The Kapow music scheme of work enables pupils to meet the end of the Key Stage attainment targets outlined in the national curriculum.



The impact of the scheme is monitored through formative and summative assessment opportunities. At the end of each unit, there is a performance element where teachers make a summative assessment of pupil’s learning. After the implementation of Kapow Primary Music, pupils should leave primary school equipped with the range of skills to enable them to succeed in their secondary education and to be able to enjoy and appreciate music throughout their lives.

It is expected that children will be: