Music | Dothill Primary School

Subject Leader – Mrs. Sophie Cole 

At St. Peter’s Catholic First School we are committed to the development of the whole child to reach their full potential. Our Music curriculum allows children to explore their imagination and express themselves and their individuality freely through the exploration of a variety of different tuned and untuned musical instruments, different genres of music and a variety of different musical artists. We encourage children to develop as creative thinkers, exploring and celebrating their ideas, feelings, attitudes and values. We aim to allow children to express themselves freely using music as a medium. The planning and sequencing of our curriculum will enable pupils to build on previous learning and enable children to know more, remember more and do more. As a Catholic school, we help our children to develop their CSPP Virtues and Values. This leads ourMusic curriculum to encourage learners to be inspired by the awe and wonder of God’s creation through studying the work of musical artists through a variety of genres as well as allowing the children to compose their own individual pieces. This use of expression allows individuality to be explored and celebrated. 

Sometimes music is the only medicine the heart and soul need. | Music quotes, Inspirational quotes, Words

We provide opportunities for all children to  

  • create, play, perform and enjoy music 
  • develop the skills to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms  
  • begin to make judgements about the quality of music 
  • know and understand how sounds are made and then organised into musical structures 
  • know how music is made through a variety of instruments 
  • develop the interrelated skills of performing, composing and appreciating music. 

The Phoenix Collegiate - Music

Curriculum Overview
Autumn Term 2021
It has been so amazing to be able to sing in school again! Here are a few things that the children had to say about it…
“Singing makes me so happy!”
“We need to sing all day, every day now to make up for it!”
“I love singing. I’m so glad we’re doing it again.”
“Can we keep singing now please?”
“I hope we never have to stop singing again!”
Special Events during Autumn Term 2021
As part of the Our Lady of the Magnificat Multi-Academy Company, we took part in a ‘Twelve Days of  Christmas” remote event where children from the 12 schools in the MAC sang songs for Advent and Christmas. Here is a Year 4 rendition of “Awake Awake” by CJM Music.
How to Help you Child at Home
Exposing your child to a wide variety of Music will allow them to both appreciate and be open-minded to the array of music genres that are around today. When listening to music, ask your child some of the following questions;
  • How does this music make you feel?
  • Do you know who the artist/composer is?
  • What does this music remind you of?
  • Could you imagine this music in any films you have watched? Why?
  • Do you like it? Why/why not?
Websites that will support your child’s learning in Subject
Key Documents

Music Policy

Music- National Curriculum 2014