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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 is designed to progressively develop children skills in all areas of music. Children receive weekly lessons with a specialist teacher where they have opportunities to use their voices expressively in songs from around the world and in a diverse variety of musical styles. They have regular opportunities to play musical instruments and are encouraged to play together in ensemble groups.

Music lessons are often cross-curricular and support deep transferable skills, as well as learning and understanding in a range of many other, 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 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.

Long term plans (Download)
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