Purpose of study
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should 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. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, 
allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical 
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
? 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 
? 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 
? 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.


BBC Ten Pieces

Purple Mash

Autumn 1 

Pulse, Rhythm and Pitch

Autumn 2

Playing in an Orchestra and

"No Place Like" by a British composer called Kerry Andrew. This was written especially for BBC Ten Pieces. It is about where we all come from, how we are connected, the homes we live in and the sounds we find in our hometowns.

Spring 1

Inventing a Musical Story

Spring 2

Recognising Different Sounds

Summer 1

Exploring Improvisation

Summer 2

Our Big Concert


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