At Smithdown Primary, we know that music promotes positivity, self-confidence and a sense of community. Therefore, we believe that it should be a part of our everyday practise, whether through extra-curricular activities or music lessons. Below you will find an overview of what your child will be expected to learn in each of the Key Stages.

We are fortunate to have a music specialist deliver our music curriculum.

In Key Stage 1 the children will learn to use their voices to sing expressively through learning songs and chants linked to their topic. They will begin to develop an awareness of the different interrelated dimensions of music  through listening to a range of live and recorded music, and exploring and playing tuned and untuned instruments, which will include contributing to group and class compositions.

In Key Stage 2 the children will develop their knowledge and understanding of the different interrelated dimensions of music through composing and performing music linked to their topic, in addition to exploring music from other countries, cultures and that of great composers. There are opportunities, through after school singing and drumming clubs, for the children to continue to develop their musical skills. Children will also use technology to aid their understanding of music and to record their composition work.

Progression in music will be assessed through listening to musical responses and making regular video and audio recordings of their learning.

National Curriculum for Music