“The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.” — Roy Ayers


At Loudwater Combined School, we aim to make music an inspiring and enjoyable learning experience for all. We teach children to listen to and appreciate different forms of music across different periods, cultures and traditions. This supports children to understand the importance of being open minded in their listening as well as extending their breadth of knowledge of musical genres.  Children learn to develop their descriptive language skills when learning about how music can represent different feelings, emotions and narratives. 


We also teach technical vocabulary such as volume, pitch, beat and rhythm and encourage children to discuss music using these terms.   Over the course of the year, our children will have the opportunity to develop their singing and playing through a wide range of music and songs.  They will develop the performance of one particular song, which will be introduced in the Autumn term, incorporating new singing techniques, instruments or composing a new element to accompany the song. This may become their performance piece in the music concert at the end of the summer term.  During music week, children will have the opportunity to focus specifically on improvising and composing for a day, which will culminate in a recorded performance.  Our music curriculum facilitates critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.

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Music skills and knowledge progression

Music key objectives