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Music Subject Leader - Miss H Peat

Music Governor - Rev S Crook



At Crawshawbooth Primary School, we believe that music is an essential part of a child’s education. Therefore, every child is given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of musical activities during their school life. Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should inspire and enthuse children to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.


Through our broad and balanced curriculum at Crawshawbooth, opportunities to sing and learn different instruments underpin learning and development through both music lessons and a cross-curriculum approach. We want our children to develop a love of music within their learning and we recognise that singing is a great starting point for musical learning and the development of many skills. We intend to create a positive bond within our school and make significant memories together by singing and listening to music. We achieve this at Crawshawbooth in many different ways:


  • Singing assemblies
  • Choir opportunities
  • Instrumental performances
  • Musical visitors into schools
  • Young Voices
  • Christmas carol concerts
  • Christmas nativities


How we achieve high-quality Music: 


EYFS - Music is experienced as part of the child's expressive arts and design which involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in Music. 


 Key Stage 1

Children will be taught to:

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes

  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically

  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.


Key Stage 2

Children should be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • play and perform In solo and ensembles, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music

  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

  • use and understand staff and other musical notations

  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

  • develop an understanding of the history of music