Our music curriculum is taught from Reception through to Y6, build on pupils' skills and understanding of the subject throughout each phase.
In EYFS and Key Stage 1, the focus is on vocal skills and using untuned percussion instruments to create pieces for various topics and occasions. This is developed further in Key Stage 2, as pupils learn to play the recorder in Y3, beginning the teaching of notation and reading of music.
In Y4 to Y6, pupils take part in weekly brass instrument lessons, taught by a music specialist, which develops their musical skills and proficiency in playing an instrument over three years, building their knowledge of reading musical notation and providing opportunities for pupils to develop their performance skills through whole school concerts and our annual parents' KS2 Brass Band concert.
The teaching of brass instruments in KS2 is supplemented by additional teaching to continue to focus on developing singing and vocal skills in all pupils. Pupils have the opportunity to take this further by joining the school choir, where they take part in many performances throughout the school year.
We also aim throughout the school to give pupils the opportunities to develop their wider knowledge of music, for example of different types of music from around the world or from different eras, as well as providing occasions for them to experience and appreciate classical music, building their knowledge of significant composers and musicians.
For details about specific year group coverage, see the curriculum map for each year group, found on the class pages of our website.