Music Curriculum

At St Philip’s Primary School, it is our priority to make music a great learning experience. Music and performance can be a way for children to develop self confidence and explore the arts in a creative way. Music can play an integral role in helping children to feel part of a community and we are lucky at St Philip’s to have children who come from communities and cultures all over the world. Learning about different types of music can connect us to these communities and is a way that we can help children at St Philip’s celebrate their identity and their diverse backgrounds.
Music teaching at St Philip’s Primary School aims to follow the specifications of the National Curriculum; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum and ensuring the progressive development of musical concepts, knowledge and skills. At St Philip’s we want children to have the opportunity to listen to and learn about different types of Music, and to be able to create their own. We want children to develop an understanding and appreciation of Music, having the opportunity to listen to a wide range of composers, cultures and genres.

Our Music curriculum is intended to develop pupils who:

  • Enjoy and have an appreciation for music.
  • Listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, cultures, styles and traditions linking this, where possible, to our children’s cultural backgrounds.
  • Can sing and use their voices to create different effects.
  • Create and compose music, both on their own and with others using a range of instruments and music technology.
  • Use a range of musical language.
  • Make judgments and express personal preferences about the quality and style of music.
  • Take part in performances with an awareness of audience.