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Why do we study music?

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 canon.


In Key stage 1 children will 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 Key stage 2 pupils will be taught to:

sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.

Pupils will also be taught to:


play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression


improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music


listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory


use and understand staff and other musical notations


appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians


develop an understanding of the history of music.

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