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'Growing in Faith and Learning' 'Life in all it's fullness' John 10:10

Welcome to St Leonard's CofE Primary School

Welcome to St. Leonard’s Church of England Primary School. We hope our website gives you a flavour of our vibrant, happy school and the achievements of our delightful children. We are a thriving church school in the picturesque village of Wigginton with a strong Christian ethos, growing in faith and learning. We passionately believe in developing the ‘whole child’ and ensure all children have the opportunity to reach their goals and shine in their own unique and wonderful way. Our kind, caring and dedicated team nurture, motivate and encourage our children to be confident and well-rounded members of their community. I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher of St. Leonard’s, a place where children develop a passion for learning, feel good about themselves, are proud of their achievements and create lasting memories of friendship and connection in our school family. I warmly invite you to come and visit us at St. Leonard’s Mrs Kirsty Cullen, Headteacher.


Music Statement of Intent


Here at St. Leonard’s our whole school intention is to inspire a love of and develop an understanding of music. We aim to do this through listening, singing, playing, appraising and composing across a wide variety of genres, periods, styles and traditions.  Where possible, we try to link our learning to other curriculum areas, creating a holistic teaching approach. Children are encouraged to learn to play an instrument outside of curriculum lessons and sing in our school choir.


Useful Information


Do you want to know what your child will be learning in Music?


Below you will find a copy of our Music policy which will give you an idea of what we are aiming to achieve in Music at St. Leonard's. You will also find a copy of our long term curriculum map. In our school, we follow a two year rolling programme (as we have mixed age classes). This ensures that children have full coverage of the National Curriculum and do not repeat any topics/learning.


To ensure that throughout their time with us; children are building their skills ready for their next stage in learning we have produced a progression of skills map. Take a look at the map to see what is expected of your child at the end of each year group.


Finally, I have added a link to the National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2. For Early Years music framework, please see the Development Matters document on the Early Years Curriculum page. 


If you have any Music related questions please do not hesitate to contact Ms Bryan who leads the subject in our school. 

Extra-curricular music at St. Leonard's


We are extremely proud of our wonderful school choir which is open to any pupils in Year Two upward. The choir meet once a week for the whole school year and enjoy performing at school events, such as Christmas and Summer fayres and our annual Talent Show. 

We also perform in our local community, singing at church events, carol singing in the town centre and joining in with the yearly 'Christmas Light Switch On' organised by the local council. 


All of our KS2 pupils are given the opportunity to learn guitar or a brass instrument in addition to those learnt in class music lessons. This academic year 39% of KS2 pupils are having these lessons. In order to encourage all of our pupils to learn an instrument, we are able to offer financial support for qualifying families through our Pupil Premium funding and grants from Staffordshire County Council. Please see the document below for further information or contact the school office. 

Music Priorities for 2023-2024


This year in Music the key areas for development are:

  • To track and assess progress in music 

  • Continue to monitor the teaching of music to ensure it is of the highest quality

Music Long Term Curriculum Planning

National Curriculum for Music

Robins use percussion instruments in their lessons

Kingfishers are learning how to play the glockenspiel

Owls are learning how to play the recorder

Falcons are learning to play the violin

Choir performing in the local community