At St. Oswald’s our aims in teaching music are that all children will find enjoyment in creating and listening to music and see themselves as musicians.

Music lessons are taught by a specialist music teacher through an immersion in music and relevant musical vocabulary. The emphasis in our teaching of music is on learning through doing and we aim to help each child achieve competence and control in:-

  • singing
  • using instruments
  • making and classifying sounds
  • distinguishing pitch, dynamics, duration, tempo, form, timbre and texture using instruments
  • listening and responding


Throughout their music lessons children will have the opportunity to:

  • develop skills to use a range of instruments (including voice) and techniques competently.
  • feel able to express their ideas and feelings through musical creation.
  • learn to listen analytically and with concentration, developing an appropriate vocabulary to help discuss their own work and that of others.
  • understand the relationship between sound and symbol and develop a working knowledge of systems of notation for use in composing and performing.
  • appreciate and evaluate the work of a range of composers and musicians from their own and others cultures.
  • develop social skills through co-operation with others in sharing music making.



Scheme of Work

The scheme of work has been formulated to provide good musical methodology and links to cross curricular themes throughout the year groups. We use the Sky Hub schemes of work published in 2017-2018 for EYFS and Key stages 1 and 2. Embedded within the scheme of work are the Music National Curriculum requirements of performing, creating and composing, listening and evaluating. There are opportunities for children in Key Stage one and Lower Key Stage two to visit the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and listen to live music performed by the orchestra. All children have the opportunity to participate in a whole school performance during the school year which includes music, dance and drama.

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