Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity.  Our music curriculum is formulated to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

We deliver a curriculum that allows pupils to:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.


The Music Programme of Study provided by the National Curriculum sets out the following subject skill content

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

In order to achieve this, LIS has broken down the programme of study to ensure both progression and coverage across FS2 and Key Stage 1, and developed a teaching, learning and sequencing of the curriculum as follows:

  • The music progression of skills is organised into the themes indicated above
  • Each theme will be taught explicitly through exciting topics, including links to other areas of the curriculum
  • A teaching sequence builds on knowledge and skills across each year group and across the school.
  • Continuous CPD for teachers to ensure their skills and knowledge is developed to teach the skills confidently and accurately


  • Continued training and support for teachers ensuring they are the experts in the subjects that they teach
  • There will be a clear progression of skills across FS2 and Key Stage 1 that builds on prior knowledge that can be demonstrated in learning evidence through interaction with pupils
  • Our children will develop confidence in their musical skills and understanding, and will be able to articulate their learning from past and current topics, as well as explain their next steps
  • Music will develop an understanding of culture and history, both in relation to each child individually as well as within different cultures throughout the world.
  • Children will be able to enjoy music, in as many ways as they choose, either as listener, creator or performer.
  • Children will be able to dissect music and comprehend its structures.
  • Children will have heightened awareness of musical opportunities available in and outside of school in order to increase access. They will have an understanding of how to further develop skills less known to them in the future.

Please click on the right to see our Progression Map for Music.

Tuned Instruments

Making great tunes!