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Our Music curriculum helps pupils feel they are musical and develop a life-long love of music.

We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that pupils need in order to become confident performers, composers and listeners.  Our curriculum introduces pupils to music from around the world and across generations, teaching pupils to respect and appreciate the music of different traditions and communities.

Our Music curriculum enables our pupils to develop skills of :

  • Singing
  • Playing tuned and untuned instruments,
  • Improvising and composing music
  • Listening and responding to music


At Gilbertstone, this music curriculum helps pupils with their transferrable skills such as teamwork, leadership, creativity, problem solving, presentation and performance skills.




Our Music curriculum follows a scheme of work from Kapow Primary, which takes a holistic approach to music, in which the individual strands below are woven together to create an engaging and enriching learning experience:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

  • Performing
  • Listening
  • Composing
  • The history of music
  • The different dimensions of music


Each unit combines these strands within a cross-curricular topic designed to capture pupils’ imagination and encourage pupils to explore music enthusiastically.  They will be taught to sing fluently, expressively and learn to recognise names and different dimensions of music – pitch, duration, tempo, timbre, structure, texture and dynamics.

The Kapow Primary scheme follows the spiral curriculum model where previous skills and knowledge are returned to and built upon.




Pupils will:

  • Be confident performers, composers and listeners and will be able to express themselves musically at and beyond school
  • Express their thoughts, opinions and preferences about music and share their personal preferences about the quality and styles
  • Understand how music is influenced by the wider cultural, social and historical contexts in which it is developed
  • Learn how to create and compose music both individually and collaboratively.
  • Develop an ability to understand rhythm, structure and organisation and use this vocabulary confidently
  • Meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the National Curriculum for Music

Music Overview Years 1 - 6

Music Skills Progression

Prerequisite Reception Skills for the Music Curriculum