Music is embedded within the Creative Learning Pathways (CLP).


In Music we work on six different skills:

  • Exploring music (sound and voice)
  • Developing ideas and composing
  • Musical performance
  • Musical expression
  • Responding and reviewing
  • Music Technology


Through our teaching of Music we aim to:

  • Encourage children to respond and review in a constructive way which allows them to appreciate a range of musical genres
  • Foster a sense of identity when it comes to performances, both individually and as part of an ensemble
  • Help students develop a chronological knowledge of how music has developed over time and link it to specific historical eras
  • Explore how sounds are used to create specific effects or impacts
  • Encourage children to consider how musical compositions are structured based on their intended purpose and use this knowledge for their own compositions
  • Use technology to record work in order for children to review and make changes based on their own and other people’s suggestions


Through Music we can also:

  • Promote pupils’ awareness and appreciation of how some things in life are particularly personal, emotive and have no right or wrong answer
  • Develop pupils as independent thinkers
  • Come together as a whole school to be part of a large ensemble of singers


SMSC in Music:

  • Spiritual: places of worship and assemblies
  • Moral: High levels of commitment with performance
  • Social: sharing and turn-taking, performance in front of groups
  • Cultural: expression – who you are!