Our curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils will perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of styles, genres and traditions. Pupils will also understand and explore how music is created and produced, through work on pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo and structure.

Musical performances are actively encouraged, providing the chance to promote individual talents and personal confidence.

Aims

Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across different genres

Learn about the works of the great composers and musicians

Create and compose music on their own and with others

Begin to learn how to play a musical instrument

Understand and explore how music is created

Begin to read musical notations

Key Stage One

Pupils will begin to use their voices expressively. They will play instruments musically. They will also be encouraged to experiment with combining different sounds, composing simple pieces of music.

Key Stage Two

This progresses to pupils having the opportunity to learn a musical instrument with visiting specialists. Pupils also take their knowledge of performance, singing and dynamics, in order to do this with increasing confidence, creating their own compositions in a range of styles.

Pupils will also be given the opportunity to evaluate performances of their peers, explaining where improvements can be made. Through the Charanga scheme, pupils also regularly listen to a wide range of live musical performances, identifying the features of these pieces.