Music is a core part of the enjoyment of school life. Music serves to feed the soul and is a core part of culture and celebrations in school and in our world. In assemblies and in class, children will sing and recite rhymes. Children will have opportunity to perform as part of other lessons within our Enquiry Curriculum. There will be seasonal performances developed and held for parents and our wider community, both in school and in our neighbourhood.

In addition to a holistic approach within our school, we ensure that we teach skills in a progressive way and offer opportunity for children to create, to participate and to evaluate as part of a structured curriculum.

We use ‘Music Express’ to support our teaching of music. This decision was made to ensure a consistent and cohesive approach to the teaching of music skills across the whole school, regardless of teacher specialism.

Music Express covers the following areas:

  • Singing;
  • Playing instruments;
  • Improvising and exploring;
  • Composing;
  • Listening;
  • Appraising.

There are a number of units per year group, which are taught as a discrete subject within our curriculum.

Here is the Music Express Skills Progression- across the school

Here is the Music Express Skills Progression- by year group

Here is how Music Express links to the National Curriculum- Curriculum Map

Here is what is covered term by term in our school:

Look at Music at GPVPA to see what is covered term by term in our school.