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“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.”  – Plato


At Glade Primary School we aspire for our pupils to develop high levels of intrinsic musicality through a rich and exciting curriculum; ensuring they have the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to become life-long musicians.

It is our vision that through these creative experiences, our pupil’s emotional, social and personal development will be deeply enhanced.



Our Music curriculum, based on the National Curriculum, is designed to progressively develop children skills in all areas of music.

In Reception to Year 3 children receive weekly lessons with their class teacher.
In Years 4 to 6 children receive weekly lessons with a specialist teacher.
Children have opportunities to use their voices expressively in songs from around the world and in a diverse variety of musical styles. There are regular opportunities to play musical instruments and we encourage playing together in ensemble groups. Sing Up is often used as a programme teaching scheme.


Music lessons are often cross-curricular and support deep transferable skills, as well as learning and understanding in a range of many other subjects including English and Mathematics.
We encourage children to focus on the work of great musicians across a range of genres and periods of history for inspiration and exploration, and to build up a repertoire of techniques and approaches that they can apply in their own compositions.

A varied programme of extra-curricular activities including peripatetic instrument tuition and performances, which further develop musicianship and love of music, are enjoyed by many of our pupils. These are apparent in consistent attendance at clubs and through pupil voice.


By the time children leave Glade, they have an understanding and appreciation of music from around the world, and are equipped with musical skills and knowledge that they can use to express themselves.

Long term plans (Download)
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