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At Kingsland CE Primary School we follow the Primary National Curriculum. Mr Debenham is the school's Music leader. In 2021, the school was presented the Elgar in Hereford 1st prize award, in recognition of our outstanding musical provision. 


Music is a highly valued subject in our curriculum. National Curriculum objectives for music are taught in a number of ways at Kingsland CE Primary School:

  • Explicit music lessons
  • Music lessons linked to class topics
  • Wider opportunity music lessons (Y3 recorders)
  • Musical productions e.g. Y5/6 production; KS1 Nativity production
  • Daily singing and listening in Collective Worship
  • Weekly Songs of Praise worship
  • Musical events e.g. Winter Concert
  • Visits and visitors e.g. Birmingham theatre visit; pantomime; Hereford 6th Form College concert
  • Instrumental music lessons (paid for individually)
  • Individual instrumental performances in worship time
  • After school choir and steel band


Purpose of study

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.



The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.


The power of music

Music is all around us. It is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging. In our schools, music can bring communities together through the shared endeavour of whole-school singing, ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and, through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils, performing. The sheer joy of music making can feed the soul of a school community, enriching each student while strengthening the shared bonds of support and trust which make a great school.


The school's curriculum plans align with The Model Music Curriculum 2021, which can be found below.