A key intent of our Music curriculum is to ensure that everybody gets the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument. Music-making plays an important role in our pupils’ educational development and in the life of the school.


Music learning at Brookmead increases listening and concentration skills and enhances pupils’ ability to discriminate between sounds; this also improves phonetic awareness and helps to develop skills in language and literacy. Musical experience is also recognised as having a positive impact on spatial reasoning, which is linked to mathematical thinking, and on physical coordination.

We have ensured skilled learning and teaching of Music through a partnership with XYZ music who have created a bespoke curriculum which covers the suggested Music Curriculum (2021), incuding the history of music. Through this partnership we have ensured high quality training of all staff which results in high quality learning of Music.

Our music provision at Brookmead goes beyond curriculum time and extends to a choir and orchestra. Our children also enjoy peripatetic lessons at Brookmead School. We have regular performances and the teaching of our curriculm.

See below for our Music curriculum progression in skills.



Commitment & enthusiasm

Caring for others

Confidence & self-belief


Teamwork & cooperation

Honesty & fair play

Showing respect

Encouraging & supporting others

Taking pride in our learning

Being positive & ready to learn


In addition, learners will have:

-A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work.

- A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of technical expertise.

- Very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres

- An excellent understanding of how musical provenance - the historical, social and culturalorigins of music - contributes to the diversity of musical styles .

- The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminologyeffectively, accurately and appropriately.

- A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.

Music progression in skills.pdf