We want pupils to be musicians who have:

  • A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work.
  • A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of technical expertise.
  • Very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres.
  • An excellent understanding of how musical provenance – the historical, social and cultural origins of music – contributes to the diversity of musical styles.
  • The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately.
  • A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.

Our long-term music plan is below. You can click on each unit to see more detail.

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 1/2

Cycle A

Big question IS THERE ONLY ONE TYPE OF TREASURE? SHOULD WE LOOK AFTER OUR PLANET? WHY IS MOVEMENT A MUST?
Music Sea Shanties and Sea Songs

Christmas Performance

Junk Instruments

Inc. workshop with Jo May

Songs and soundscapes related to cars, planes, buses, the body
Year 1/2

Cycle B

Big Question IS LIGHT IMPORTANT? WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO? OH I DO LIKE BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE! DO YOU?
Music Carnival of the animals- timbre and texture- light and dark sounds World Music (Call and Response)- songs from each continent Sea scape creations and summer holiday songs (The Beach Boys, Summer Holidays)
Year 3/4

Cycle A

Big Question HOW DOES HUMANKIND LEAVE ITS MARK ON THE WORLD? HOW CAN WE FEED 10 BILLION? WHAT WAS THE LEGACY OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE?
Gamalan Peter and the Wolf- Classic orchestra Summer Performance
Year 3/4

Cycle B

Big Question WHAT CAN WE DISCOVER FROM MYTH AND LEGENDS?

WHO OWNS A COUNTRY?

WHO OWNS A COUNTRY?  HOW DO CITIES DEVELOP?
Body percussion, cups and chair drumming Fanfares and ceremonial music- online composing through garage band Latin Music- salsa, rhythm, claves
Year 5/6

Cycle A

Big Question IS IT RIGHT TO FIGHT? SHOULD WE LOOK AFTER OUR BODIES? DO RAINFORESTS NEED PROTECTING? WHAT IS SUCCESS?
Music Traditional war time songs and propaganda Early instruments Class Instrumental Lessons- OCC

Summer performance songs

Year 5/6

Cycle B

Big Question WHAT LIES ABOVE OUR HEADS AND BENEATH OUR FEET? WHAT IS WONDERFUL ABOUT WHERE WE LIVE? ARE THERE ANY DISCOVERIES STILL TO BE MADE?
Music Young voices 60’s British Pop Music Class Instrumental Lessons- OCC

Summer performance songs

 

We are proud of the enthusiasm with which children at Combe CE Primary School engage in musical experiences. All children have the opportunity to sing (which they do with great enthusiasm) and perform together, to listen and respond to a range of music and to create their own compositions.

We work with musicians to deliver our music curriculum. Each class takes part in music workshops throughout the year.

Children in Year 5/6 spend a year learning a musical instrument through the ‘First Access’ programme.

In addition to class based music lessons, we offer private tuition in piano and guitar.

You can see when the National Curriculum objectives are taught below:

You can see our skills progression grid here:

Our Music Policy can be found here