At Pennyman Primary Academy, we believe that music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. We aim to provide a high quality music education that engages and inspires our pupils to develop a love of music, develops their musical talents as musicians, increase their self confidence and sense of achievement. We want our pupils to critically engage with music, compose, listen, sing and perform with the very best music can offer.


  • Music is taught based on the National Curriculum for Years 1 to 6 and the EYFS Curriulum Framework
  • Children explore music through the following strands: Composing, Musicianship, Singing and listening.
  • Each music unit is based around a key question, developing a range of music based skills.
  • A carefully planned whole school progression of music knowledge ensures children have and the opportunity to revisit and remember previous learning in order to develop an understanding of how music contributes to our own culture and their own life.
  • Knowledge organisers outline the key new knowledge for each unit and the prior knowledge needed for pupils to make meaningful connections to new learning

Trust Easter Choir Service

Forty-two children from the choir and twenty-two children from the SEND choir went to St Nicholas Church in Guisborough to sing as part of an Easter Service. The SEND choir sang ‘We have a King who rides a donkey’ and provided the actions using sign language. The Pennyman choir sang ‘The Lord’s our Shepherd’ and ‘My song is love unknown’. Some of the children also did some readings and we are incredibly proud of all the children who took part.

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Tees Valley Education