Overview of Music Education

In Key Stage Two, pupils sing and play instruments with increasing confidence, skill, expression and awareness of their own contribution to a group or class performance. They improvise, and develop their own musical compositions, in response to a variety of different stimuli with increasing personal involvement, independence and creativity. They explore their thoughts and feelings through responding physically, intellectually and emotionally to a variety of music from different times and cultures. Pupils listen and respond to a wide range of music and have the opportunity to belong to choirs and other music groups. All pupils are encouraged to take part in singing and musical performances at the academy with the wider community as audience. Professional musicians are also invited to school to work alongside the children, where possible, and access to musical tuition providing opportunities for all children.