Marlborough Primary School


Music is taught throughout the school from Nursery to Year 6 every week. We have a wide range of musical instruments in school for children to use during their learning as well as a specialist Music teacher who works with different year groups over the year with a focus on composition and singing.

Our children:

  • learn to play a musical instrument 1:1 during the school day with highly qualified peripatetic teachers.
  • are able to attend an after-school music clubs.
  • perform at a range of events throughout the school year to different audiences. 

In EYFS and Key Stage One,  our children learn to:

use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants/rhymes that are embedded into the school day as well as explicitly taught.

Our children are expected to:

  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
  • and experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

In Key Stage Two, our children learn to:

  • sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control
  • to develop an understanding of musical composition
  • organise and manipulate ideas within musical structures
  • and reproduce sounds from aural memory.

 By receiving a high- quality music education, we want out children to develop:

  • a love of music 
  • inspire their talent as musicians,
  • increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

As pupils progress, they develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.



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