English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ


Music is one of the highest forms of creativity, and music education should engage and inspire children to develop a love and understanding of music.


The children will be able to listen to, create, review and respond to music from a wide range of genres, using different musical instruments, as well as a range of technology to do this. They will use their voices to sing and compose music, as well as learning about vocal health. They will also be introduced to a wide range of musical language.

In Key Stage 1 the children will be taught to play both tuned and untuned instruments as part of an ensemble as well as solo pieces. They will also learn to keep a rhythm, and create a rhythm using clapping or chants to support them. Children will also listen to music and form opinions of genres and use musical language to speak to others.

This is then progressed through into Key Stage 2 where the children look at the music in more depth and their discussion is based on a wider range of high quality recorded and live music. Furthermore to this, the children will learn to read music, using a staff and other musical notation. The children will also look into a history of music and begin to compose with more fluency and control