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The 2014 New Curriculum sees a few changes for music. The main changes to be noted are:

  • Each child will have the opportunity to learn to play a tuned instrument (KS1 xylophones, KS2 Recorders)
  • A greater emphasis is placed on the teaching and learning of music, including studying famous composers from historical periods. 


We will continue to follow our scheme of music express, with added units where children are taught to play the tuned instruments. 

We will also continue to use the 'Sing Up' programme currently running in school. 


If you are interested in purchasing additional music lessons for your child, we offer individual and paired music tuition through the Derbyshire Music Partnership. Please contact the office for more information.

National Curriculum for Music


Purpose of Study

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.



The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • 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
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations

Below are word documents to show the New National Curriculum Content in all year groups for Music.

Click a year group to view information about the areas of content that our children will be taught and will be learning about.

Our Music Policy

Music in school

Music in school 1 We are learning to play brass instruments together
Music in school 2 We are planning a concert.
Music in school 3 It is a real skill to get the correct notes.
Music in school 4 We are playing a range of brass instruments.
Music in school 5 The trombone is fun to learn how to play.
Music in school 6 We are good at all playing together.
Music in school 7 It's great to have the chance to learn.
Music in school 8 Year 3 and 4 recorder lessons
Music in school 9 Practising our tunes together.
Picture 1 After school brass music lessons (Sep 16)

Musical Theatre After School Club

Musical Theatre After School Club 1 Singing at Musical Theatre
Musical Theatre After School Club 2 Acting a scene from the play
Musical Theatre After School Club 3 Adding a dance routine to the show

Performance Opportunities

Performance Opportunities 1 Young Voices at Sheffield Arena Jan 17
Performance Opportunities 2 Getting ready to perform
Performance Opportunities 3 Enjoying the action!
Performance Opportunities 4 School Choir perform their music
Performance Opportunities 5 Year 2 play their ocarinas at the Jingle Mingle
Performance Opportunities 6 Year 3 / 4 play their recorders to an audience.
Performance Opportunities 7 Our 1st Brass Concert Dec 15
Performance Opportunities 8 Oak class sing to an audience at our Jingle Mingle

Live Music Opportunities

Live Music Opportunities 1
Live Music Opportunities 2
Live Music Opportunities 3
Live Music Opportunities 4
Live Music Opportunities 5
Live Music Opportunities 6
Live Music Opportunities 7
Below are links to give you some more ideas on how to support your child at home, some games to play and other useful documents about music at school.