Primary Schools

A fully-comprehensive music service

PPA/Curriculum Time

A fully-planned and comprehensive music curriculum is taught throughout the primary age range, which covers the objectives of the national primary music curriculum and far beyond. As well as this, a comprehensive assessment procedure is in place, ensuring that all children’s progress is continually tracked as they move through primary school.

Our curriculum-time music programme covers the following areas across the whole primary age spectrum:

  • Aural awareness
  • Composition
  • Ensembles
  • History of music
  • Music appreciation
  • Musical theatre
  • Musician study
  • Performing
  • Rhythm & beat
  • Understanding theory
  • Voice

Each area links directly to objectives that are taken from the national primary music curriculum and progress is measured via half-termly assessments, which are available to schools to view online in a secure area on our website.

We are also happy to undertake whole-school productions, such as carol concerts and nativities.

The national curriculum objectives for music in primary schools are found below:

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

National Curriculum - Music

Key stage 1:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music

Key stage 2:

Pupils should be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory. Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • 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
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