Music

Our Music Curriculum aims to develop creativity and inspire pupils to develop a love of music.

During Early Years and KS1, pupils are taught to express themselves using their voices through chants, songs and rhymes as well as play tuned and untuned instruments.

In KS2, pupils are taught to improvise and compose music for a range of purposes linked to the inter-related musical dimensions; pitch, dynamics, structure, silence, timbre and tempo. Pupils learn how to understand staff notation, as well as other forms of musical notation. They also learn to appreciate music from different traditions, composers and musicians.

From Year 2 to 6, pupils learn to play a tuned musical instrument including pentaglocks, ukuleles, P-bones, recorders and handbells.

Peripatetic lessons area also offered to children to develop their musical talents.

We are also the first school in Derbyshire to achieve the ‘Music Excellence Partner’ status.