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Music at Central Primary


Music is a universal, unique language that engages pupils to develop a love of music, increases their self-confidence, creativity and technical musical skills through high quality music education. The vision for Music at Central Primary is to inspire and motivate children through practical and theoretical lessons.

Our music curriculum reflects the culture and society that we live in and shows how music is meaningful to different people, ages and groups. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills, to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgments about the quality of music. We provide an enjoyable and ambitious learning experience which aims to develop pupils’ skills and knowledge as they progress through the school. It is intended that pupils will regularly revisit musical skills they have studied previously, so they can revise and further their knowledge as well as learn more about the genre or musical piece they are studying.

Aims and objectives

The objectives of teaching music in our school relate the National Curriculum (2013) and enable children to:

o   Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres styles and traditions, including the works of great composers and musicians;

o   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;

o   Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, rhythm, beat, pulse duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notation. 

Voices Foundation

We work closely with The Voices Foundation, who provide a bespoke, flexible singing programme for our school. The teachers and children alike are supported by specialist staff to develop foundational skills and an understanding of music.

Voices Foundation aims to improve children’s musicianship and singing voices through a clear and progressive method and a diverse range of choral repertoire. They support us to establish singing-based musicianship in the Early Years through to the end of Key Stage 2 and have developed effective approaches for children with SEND.

Please find more information about the units the pupils learn from the Curriculum Overviews on the class pages.

Class pages with links to the Curriculum Overviews
Nursery Reception Year 1 Year  2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 SLCN base Forest

Please take a look at our Curriculum policy to see more details.

Further information in the National Curriculum.

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