Curriculum Content Overview

We aim to:  

  • Create opportunities for pupils to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of great composers and musicians 

  • Teach pupils how to play and perform confidently in a range of solo and ensemble contexts using their voice, playing instruments musically, fluently and with accuracy and expression 

  • Provide knowledge about how to sing and use own voices, how to create and compose music on their own and with others, how to learn a range of musical instruments 

  • Teach pupils how to improvise and compose; and extend and develop musical ideas by drawing on a range of musical structures, styles, genres and traditions 

  • Teach pupils how to use staff and other relevant notations appropriately and accurately in a range of musical styles, genres and traditions 

  • Teach pupils how to identify and use the inter-related dimensions of music expressively and with increasing sophistication, including use of tonalities, different types of scales and other musical devices 

  • Teach pupils how to listen with increasing discrimination to a wide range of music from great composers and musicians 

  • Help pupils understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations  

  • Help pupils to develop a deepening understanding of the music that they perform and to which they listen, and its history 

  • Provide opportunities for pupils to progress to the next level of musical excellence