'Music is a magic like no other which can do incredible, unexplainable things.' Tom Fletcher

Music will be heard, made and appreciated at some point in the school every day - whether it be in assembly, during class activities or in music lessons.

From EYFS to Year 6, we follow a carefully sequenced scheme of work which allows our children to develop knowledge of:

  • musical vocabulary
  • how to play tuned and untuned instruments as well building on natural creativity to compose unique and exciting pieces of music.
  • musical genres, how music had changed over time and what elements are required for a successful composition.

From EYFS to Year 6, our children will have the opportunity to:

  • Perform as part of an ensemble as well as opportunities to showcase individual talent.
  • Listen and appraise music

Music development begins in Foundation where children explore music through play and have daily access to songs, instruments and opportunities for composition. This creativity is harnessed as the children begin their journey into KS1 where they learn to play the recorder or glockenspiel and build these skills through the school, learning to read notation and play more complex pieces. Their musical knowledge is continually developed through KS2 as we explore different styles of music and the children make links to history, influential women and how cultural differences can be discovered through music. There are a range of texts in classrooms throughout the school that give children the opportunity to read about a range of composers, performances and the many instruments that can be found around the world.

Music is part of our own personality and our preferences subjective. At Sherwood we learn about our right to make choices as we listen to music and appreciate it. 

We want our children to learn to find their soul in music and always see it as an opportunity to relax and provide them with a source of good mental health and the background for inspiration.



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Sherwood Primary School, Sherwood Way, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9GA

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