‘Shine like stars in the universe’ 

Philippians 2;15

Our vision provides a guiding light to the pupils, staff, Governors and parents to ensure we have a dynamic mix of high achievement for all, exceptional pastoral care and expansive opportunities for the children. We want our children to become the exemplary citizens of the future. We are a vibrant, happy, family orientated community where everyone really feels they can flourish and  achieve anything to which they set their hearts and minds.


Through the Kapow Music Curriculum our pupils will develop the musical skills of singing, playing tuned and untuned instruments, improvising and composing music, and listening and responding to music. They will develop an understanding of the history and cultural context of the music that they listen to and learn how music can be written down. Through music, our curriculum helps children develop transferable skills such as team-working, leadership, creative thinking, problem solving, decision making and presentation and performance skills. These skills are vital to children’s development as learners and have a wider application in their general lives outside and beyond school.

Kapow’s Primary scheme of work enables pupils to meet the end of key stage attainment targets outlined in the national curriculum and the aims of the scheme align with those in the national curriculum.

Our Music curriculum is also supplemented with a peripatetic teacher from North Yorkshire Music Hub, who delivers an hour of music per week.
Each year we have an end of year performance to parents.

Our Curriculum Leader: Andrea Jenkinson
Our Curriculum Governor: Tom Hanson

Please click to follow the links to each document listed:

Music Overview

Music Knowledge Progression

Music long term plan

Music Vocabulary Progression from EYFS to Y6

Music Policy

Enriching our curriculum in 2023 – 2024
Autumn 2023


  • English National Opera scheme
  • North Yorkshire peripatetic teacher
  • Uganda Pearl Choir Workshop and Concert at All Saints Secondary School.
  • Harvest Festival
  • Christmas Concerts
Spring 2024Music
  • English National Opera scheme
  • North Yorkshire peripatetic teacher
  • Easter Service
Summer 2024Music
  • North Yorkshire peripatetic teacher
  • KS2 End of year performance.

South Otterington CE Primary School is strongly committed to using the Ethical Leadership Framework to create and uphold an ethos that stresses high achievement, equal opportunities, the valuing of cultural diversity, the provision of a secure environment, partnerships with parents and the wider community.