As a school, we believe that through our music curriculum we provide a vibrant musical experience for all children. We aim to provide opportunities for children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop musical skills, to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms (in and out of class), and to have opinions about music that they like.  Through our music curriculum pupils will: 

  • Gain enjoyment, self-confidence and a sense of achievement through musical activities. 
  • Be aware of, understand and respond appropriately to the rich variety of sounds in their environment and particularly to those organised arrangements of sounds called music. 
  • Acquire musical skills and understanding of musical concepts through primarily active listening then performing and composing. 
  • Develop their capacity to express ideas and feelings through the medium of sound.  
We currently use theCharanga scheme of learning for our music teaching throughout school.  This is a programme of learning that builds pupils' knowledge, skills and understanding in music. All children have the opportunity to participate in singing, listening to music from a variety of different times and cultures as well as learning to improvise and develop their own compositions. 

Dunalley, we also offer a range of additional opportunities for children, all can join our Key Stage 1 and 2 choirs who regularly perform in a variety of events in the local community as well as specialist instrumental tuition from peripatetic teachers.

These subject specific documents outline the content of the curriculum for each year group, across the academic year and provide an excellent insight into what each year group will be teaching.
To access our curriculum progression maps please click on the following links:

OPEN DAY for 2024 Starters

20 Nov 2023

Another OPEN DAY for September 2024 Starters will take place on January 9th 2024 at 9.30am to 10.30am - please just come along!
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OPAL Bingo - Winners

15 Nov 2023

Coming Soon !
Another OPAL Bingo opportunity

OPAL Platinum Award

18 Apr 2023

Awarded Platinum
This award means that Dunalley primary has some of the best lunchtime play opportunities in the country for all their pupils.

Sports Day

24 Mar 2023

Sports Day 
KS2 - 11th July 
KS1 - 13th July

OPAL Bingo

31 Jan 2023

The competition has started, which class can conmplete their OPAL Bingo card?

Parent Walkthrough - Read, Write Inc KS1

13 Jan 2023

Parents/Carers are invited to our Walk through on Thursday 2nd February from 9am to 9.30am

Healthy Schools Award

16 Dec 2022

We are thrilled to have been awarded the Healthy Schools Award

Year 6 Art

21 Nov 2022

Our Year 6 children have prodiced some fabulous art work.

Call of the Wild

04 Oct 2022

Our Year 6 residential week is underway.The children are having a fabulous time.

Y6 - Secondary School Open Days

16 Sep 2022

Over the coming few weeks there are a number of open days in the local area that we would like to make you aware of.