At New Brighton Primary School, we are proud of the opportunities that we provide for our children to discover and develop not only their skills, but also their passion for music. In line with our school mission statement, our music curriculum allows children to grow in confidence as they master new techniques and gives them the chance to become resilient performers in a variety of situations.

Music lessons encourage children to perform as individuals and also as part of an ensemble, helping them to further understand the importance of mutual respect and giving them time together to share their ideas and opinions. We encourage our pupils to sing, compose and use percussion instruments in order to develop their creative skills. Visiting musicians help to further inspire our pupils, introducing them to exciting styles and genres of music that they may not have experienced before. 

Music is taught in a practical and musical way. We feel it is important to keep all music lessons ‘musical’ even when teaching about the theory of music. Children will gain new knowledge and build on prior knowledge and practise and refine skills in their lessons, as we believe the basic skills of music such as rhythm, for example, although covered in year 1 is never mastered and left behind.

In our school, we follow a scheme of work called ‘Charanga’ which supports the teaching and learning of music across all key stages. The curriculum ensures that music lessons cover the elements of music, notation, sequencing and composing, listening and response and performance.  Lessons allow students to sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. The elements of music are taught in the classroom lessons so that children are able to use musical language when appraising different pieces of music. They also learn how to compose focussing on different dimensions of music, including pitch, duration and dynamics, considering this when they are playing instruments or using their voice.


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Headteacher Daniel Armer
Deputy Headteacher John Jones
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