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Links to Curriculum

At Gabriel Music Workshops, we want to successfully aid schools excel in their Music and RE outcomes.  We find that our workshops provide the perfect opportunity for children to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally.  Each workshop links directly to set curriculum - whether to the latest OFSTED or SIAMS framework, the National Curriculum or to SACRE. 


Our workshops also aid Church of England schools in their distinctively christian vision. 

Please see detailed curricular links below (including to the new 2019 OFSTED Framework).  If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us. 


Workshop links to the National Curriculum for KS2 Music 

Other Cross Curricular Links 

Workshop Links to other cross curricular areas


Workshop links to the SACRE RE curriculum 

Personal Development 

Workshop links to 2019 OFSTED Personal Development (including Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural links)

SIAMS Evaluation Schedule 

Links to the C of E SIAMS evaluation schedule for schools

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Links to Music Curriculum - Department for Education - Statutory Guidance 2013
  • ‘perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians' 

  • 'Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence' 

  • 'Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.’

Links to KS2 

  • ‘play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression' 

  • 'Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music' 

  • 'Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory' 

  • 'Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians'

  • 'Develop an understanding of the history of music’ 

Links to RE Curriculum - with reference to 'Living Difference III' used in SACRE / boroughs across London.  Note - workshops can also be linked to SACRE curricula of other boroughs.

  • Workshop enquires through contextualizing common concepts / concepts from Christianity / shared by religions through the Christian worldview, based on the Bible.

  • Children can describe ways in which these concepts are expressed in the life of Christians 

  • Children can evaluate concepts by describing how they are important to Christians by expressing through music 

  • Children can interpret human experience in relation to Christianity and a Christian way of looking at and existing in the world

Links to the OFSTED Framework for Personal Development (OFSTED School Inspection Handbook May 2019)

  • 'Developing responsible, respectful and active citizens who are able to play their part and become actively involved in public life as adults'

  • 'Developing and deepening pupils’ understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance'

  • 'Promoting an inclusive environment that meets the needs of all pupils, irrespective of... religion'

  • 'Developing pupils’ character, which we define as a set of positive personal traits, dispositions and virtues that informs their motivation and guides their conduct so that they reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate consistently well with others. This gives pupils the qualities they need to flourish in our society'

Links to SMSC Development (OFSTED School Inspection Handbook May 2019)

Spiritual Development 

  • "Knowledge of, and respect for, different people’s faiths, feelings and values"

  • "Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others

  • and the world around them"

  • "Use of imagination and creativity in their learning"

Moral Development

  • "Interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues

  • and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues"


Social Development

  • 'Willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively

  • 'Acceptance of and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. They will develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.


Cultural Development 

  • 'Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others'

  • 'Understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures in the school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain'

  • 'Ability to recognise, and value, the things we share in common across cultural, religious, ethnic and socio-economic communities'

  • 'Willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities'

  • 'Interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity. This is shown by their respect and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.'

Links to SIAMS Evaluation Schedule (April 2018) 

Workshops help schools in their distinctively Christian vision through creatively exploring what Christians believe.

Workshops link to the following SIAMS Evaluation strands:

  • Wisdom Knowledge and Skills

  • Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy

  • Dignity and Respect 

  • The Effectivenof Religious Education

Cross Curricular Links 

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  • Community Participation- "Through enabling a genuine encounter with religious and non-religious perspectives, children and young people learn to value the significance of living a religious life for many people in the modern world." Living Difference III  (Gabriel workshop from a practicing Christian living in the community)


  • PSHE– Living in the wider world – about different groups and communities 

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