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Our Music Subject Leader is Mrs E Pryer

Music Aims


  • To develop careful listening, fine tuning their auditory skills and developing their ability to evaluate and appraise. Demonstrating perseverance, persistence and discipline as they develop their musical skills.
  • To nurture and increase pupils' confidence through self-expression and performance, as well as providing a sense of achievement; encouraging teamwork, building relationships and sharing experiences.
  • To provide pupils' with a range of vocabulary to describe the features of different musical styles and genres and articulate their responses to these.
  • To teach pupils how music is created, produced and communicated, through the elements e.g. pitch, timbre.
  • To encourage pupils' to use music as a universal language, to break down barriers and enable communication; nurturing pupils' to express their feelings and ideas through composition and performance.
  • To teach pupils' about different historical periods, including genres, famous composers and musicians; pupils understand the importance of music's place in society.

Music at St George's


At St George's Church of England School music is taught through the Dimensions curriculum. Our pupils will learn that music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. It is our intent that we make music an inspiring and enjoyable learning experience which develops the children's musical skills and knowledge. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which to develop a love of music and develop their talent as musicians, and in turn increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

Our teaching focuses on developing the children's ability to understand rhythm and follow a beat through performing on a range of musical instruments. By singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music across different time periods, cultures and traditions. This supports children to understand the cultural capital of being open minded in their listening as well as knowledgeable about a breadth of musical genres in the world today. The children learn to appreciate how music supports other areas of the curriculum such as dance and drama.

Children develop descriptive language skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent different feelings, emotions and narratives. We also teach technical vocabulary such as volume, pitch, beat and rhythm and encourage children to discuss music using these terms. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose and listen with confidence.

Progression in Music


These documents show how Music knowledge, skills and vocabulary are developed through school:

Music Subject Leadership