Home Page

Langar Church of England Primary School


Charanga Progression

Charanga Skills and Knowldege

Breadth of Study


Controlling sounds through singing.


Sing a range of songs in tune with expression, as part of a group or individually.

Listen to a second part and know that ostinato is a repeating pattern in singing.

Perform with an awareness of tempo and dynamic. Evaluate their own singing and make improvements.

Controlling sounds by playing


Perform with control and awareness of what others are playing.

Improvise (including call and response) within a group using 3 or 4 notes.

Creating and developing musical ideas (composing)


Compose and perform melodies using three or four notes. 

Make creative use of the way sounds can be changed, organised and controlled (including ICT).

Create accompaniments for tunes using drones or melodic ostinati (riffs).

Create (dotted) rhythmic patterns with awareness of timbre and duration.

Responding and reviewing (appraising)

Know how pulse stays the same but rhythm changes in a piece of music.  Listen to several layers of sound (texture) and talk about the effect on mood and feelings. Use more musical dimensions vocabulary to describe music–duration, timbre, pitch, dynamics, tempo, texture, structure, rhythm, metre, riff, ostinato, melody, harmony.  Identify orchestral family timbres. Identify cyclic patterns.

Listening and applying knowledge and understanding

Combine sounds expressively (all dimensions).

Read notes and know how many beats they represent (minim, crotchet, semibreve, quaver, dotted crotchet, rests).

Know that sense of occasion affects performance.

Describe different purposes of music in history/ other cultures