Music contributes to a broad and balanced arts provision for all students and is taught as part of the National Curriculum.

Music is a very special way of communicating and can enthuse and stimulate children in their learning. It is a way of expressing oneself and it can hugely influence the personal development of people. Music reflects the culture and society in which we live and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world in which they live. It is a creative and fun activity but can also be highly challenging subject. It also plays an important role in helping children feel part of their community.


We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills to appreciate a wide variety of musical genres and begin to form opinions and critique the quality of music.

Key features of our Music Curriculum:

· Develop proficiency as music, actors and dancers;

· Know and understand how sounds are made and then organised into musical structures;

· Know how music is made through a variety of instruments;

· Know how music is composed and written down;

· Know how music is influenced by time, place and purpose for which it is written;

· Develop the interrelated links of performing, composing and appreciating music;

· Acquire audience skills of listening and viewing appreciating responsibly;

· Interpret and present their own and others’ work to a range of audiences;

· Express feelings, ideas, experiences and beliefs in a variety of ways;

· Improve coordination, flexibility, agility, strength and fine motor skills.



Music curriculum overview at Northlands