St Philip Westbrook C of E Primary School

St Philip Westbrook C of E Primary School"Together we aim high and with God's love we can fly"


Music Curriculum

Music Policy

Music Progression of Milestones

‘Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.’ Ephesians 5:19

What does the curriculum for Music aim to achieve?

  • To provide opportunities for children to critically engage with music and learn to: listen to, review and evaluate, perform and compose across a range of genres, styles, traditions and over a range of historical periods.
  • To learn about, appreciate and be inspired by the work of great composers from a range of traditions, enabling children to develop their cultural capital.
  • To know their body and voice are instruments and, using key principles of singing, learn to use these properly and safely, developing their sense of pitch to sing in tune (KS1) and in harmony (KS2).
  • For all pupils to have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument as part of whole-class and small group tuition.
  • To develop a critical engagement with music, allowing children to create and compose, on their own and with others.
  • For pupils to develop their fluency in the use of musical technology, to enable them to compose and perform using these.
  • To explore and develop an understanding of how music is created, produced and communicated and understand the importance of: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
  • To ignite and inspire a new generation of musicians and a love for music and develop their talent as musicians.
  • To ensure that children have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
  • To embed Christian values within the music curriculum.