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Yealmpstone Farm Primary School

'The doorway to learning for the whole community.'


Welcome to our Music page!

Have a look around at some of our performances, clubs and musical opportunities smiley


Intent - What are we trying to achieve?

At Yealmpstone Farm we sign-up to and support The Charanga Musical Scheme.The Charanga Musical School Scheme provides teachers with week-by-week lesson support for each year group in the school. It is ideal for specialist and non-specialist teachers and provides lesson plans, assessment, clear progression, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources to support every lesson. The Scheme supports all the requirements of the national curriculum.


Implementation - How will we achieve this?
Each Unit of Work comprises the of strands of musical learning which correspond with the national
curriculum for music:
1. Listening and Appraising
2. Musical Activities
    a. Warm-up Games
    b. Optional Flexible Games
    c. Singing
    d. Playing instruments
    e. Improvisation
    f. Composition
3. Performing


Please see the sequence of work below for a more detailed breakdown.


NB: In year 4, we have the opportunity for the year group to learn cornets with Vincent our brass teacher. Currently, year 4 are an exception to the Charanga programme and celebrate their years work with an end of year performance. 


Impact - What difference will this make?

Keyboard Club!

Mr Baker's Keyboard club is held every Tuesday and we practise songs ranging from the National Anthem to The Final Countdown. Come along and find out what we are learning next smiley



At Yealmpstone Farm we are passionate about our singing and regularly sing in school and around the city.  We attend the annual Musicality singing performance at the Pavillions and sing our hearts out as part of the internation Erasmus project. Watch this space for upcoming singing events:


*November- Launch workshop for Vocality –  up to 600 children take over the Pavilions for a fabulous Big Sing on Wednesday  10th June 2020. Renowned conductor David Lawrence leading the workshop and performance.  Live band, full arena production with your singers as the stars of the show! More details  in the next couple of weeks. You won't want to miss this! The biggest vocal event we have ever planned for Plymouth schools

*Tues 26- Fri 29th November – Plymouth High Schools Marching Band visiting from Mass, USA- opportunities for schools to receive visits from the band or go to a locality concert. Invites coming soon

*PMEH Carol Services – St Andrew’s Minster Church, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th December. Applications now open!

Street Band

Yealmpstone Farm has an unique street band who perform for the school each year. Vincent is an outstanding musical tutor who leads the band and has most recently provided us with an outstanding presentation of a non-traditional band performing Dan Le Forest. 

Musical Tuition

At Yealmpstone Farm we offer a range of musical tuition including, piano, guitar, drums, woodwind, strings, vocal and melodian! These lessons tie in with our Charanga curriculum which culminated in a huge performance at the end of the year! A big thank-you to everyone who was involved last year!