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Our school music policy is intended to ensure that Music is a subject that helps to develop creativity, imagination, good listening skills, constructive criticism and the ability to express personal thoughts and feelings. Music develops children’s ability to take part in practical activities, both individually and in groups, that encourages and cultivates an enjoyment of different genres of music. The Music curriculum provides breadth and balance, is relevant and engaging and is differentiated to match needs and abilities. Music is a universal language understood by people of every culture. We believe that every pupil should experience the joy of musical discovery.

We are lucky to have several teachers who studied music at University and regularly plan and perform music with the children. Children regularly have opportunities to listen to live piano and guitar playing that they sing along to.


Music Express is a brilliant whole school music scheme of work. Teachers plan exciting lessons from the scheme to ensure continuity of skills and progression.

Curriculum Implementation


The national curriculum for music and our school 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 and use technology appropriately
  • 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 notation