The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

Children have the opportunity to develop and practise their musical skills and knowledge through the topics covered in school.  They will have opportunities to explore different instruments and to develop their own compositions.

As well as topic based music there are other opportunities for children to develop their musical skills in school.  These include weekly singing assemblies, opportunities to learn instruments, such as recorders and to perform to the wider community.

Please see the following document for more information about our skills progression in Music as children move through the school: