Music

At St Paul’s C of E Primary School, we firmly believe in the transformative power of music in education. We strive to create a vibrant musical environment where students are not only engaged and inspired but where music becomes an integral part of their daily experience. We place immense value on music's ability to enhance students' self-esteem, encourage creativity, build relationships, foster life skills, and enrich learning across the entire curriculum. We seek to instil in our pupils a profound awareness of their surroundings, acknowledging that music is a dynamic force that reflects culture and society rather than merely a subject on its own. By celebrating the joy of music, we aspire to create a school community where music is not only fun and for life but is truly for everyone, contributing to the holistic development of all our students.

Worship Assembly

Endpoints

By the end of Key Stage 1 children should be able to:

By the end of Key Stage 2 children should:

How music is taught at St Paul’s

Music is taught at St Paul’s C of E Primary through the use of Sing Up (https://www.singup.org/). Sing Up Music provides primary schools with the foundation to deliver a creative programme of high-quality classroom music activity. It sets out the skills, knowledge, and understanding to be gained by all pupils at each stage of learning, including the Early Years Foundation Stage. Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 have an hour of music teaching a week and Reception are taught music for 30 minutes weekly.

In music lessons, children are actively involved in using and developing their singing voices, using body percussion and whole-body actions, and learning to play classroom instruments effectively to create and express their own and others’ music.  Through a range of whole class, group and individual activities, children have opportunities to explore sounds, listen actively, compose and perform.  Resources from Sing Up are used to ensure consistent musical development throughout the school.  The children are introduced to a wide range of musical styles and genres from different times and places during music lessons.  A wide variety of notations, including picture, graphic, rhythm and staff notation are integrated, wherever appropriate, with practical music-making activities.

What our children say about Music

‘At St Paul’s, you can write your own songs and become your own composer in Year 3.’

Year 6 - ‘We participate actively in our music lessons and learn engaging chants.’

‘Every term is different in Year 4, and we play instruments and listen to different songs.’

Aims

Our music intent - KS1: 

Our music intent - KS2:

Reception
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

What our children say about Music

‘Music at St Paul’s is really fun because we have the freedom of choice.’ 

Year 3 - ‘We try different instruments, which makes music at St. Paul's really fun.’

Christmas Service
Year 1 Nativity
'Sing' Christmas Celebration