Olton Primary School

Learning Together, Achieving More


At Olton Primary, Music plays an important role in the education of the ‘whole child'. 

The school offers a wide curriculum of musical experiences, both within school time and through extra-curricular clubs and performances. Children have the opportunity to perform in class and school assemblies, Christmas performances and as part of a choir performing at the Royal Albert Hall. Our goal is to make an impact on children’s well-being and academic progress through learning to perform in groups or as a confident individual. The collaborative act of music-making helps to raise self-esteem and enhance teamwork skills, which provides the ability to perform well across all other areas of learning. 


We use the Charanga scheme – an award-winning scheme linked to the new curriculum - for class lessons. It is an interactive scheme and embraces a diverse selection of musical styles and worldwide cultural influences whilst developing musical skills.


Along with Solihull Music Service a variety of other musical ensembles engage the children with lively presentations, skilled performances and informative interactions. 


This year, Rock Steady delivered a whole school assembly which provided an opportunity for pupils to join a band during school time and receive tuition in vocals, drums, guitar and keyboard. This was a great extended opportunity for pupils to be creative and compose and perform collaboratively. The Rock Steady foundation provides music workshops to schools so that more children have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of making music.



Music Curriculum Overview

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