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Barrington Primary School

"Supporting each other to achieve together"


Our Subject Leader for Music is Mrs Kerr


We aim to develop a love of music in both its appreciation and its creation.

In support of this, we seek to ensure that pupils develop an ability to read musical notation and use this while playing a variety of instruments with increasing competence and a growing self-confidence. There is a particular focus on the recorder in Year 4. This is in addition to the development of the child’s voice as an instrument.

In addition, we aim to ensure pupils understand the vocabulary of music (tempo, timbre and pitch) and are able to use this to discuss and appreciate a range of noteworthy musical pieces throughout history. Learning progresses through listening to and appraising a variety of genre, creating and exploring music and performing in different contexts. Learning about the same concept through diverse activities over time enables the children to gain a secure, deeper mastery of musical skills.

We seek to enable the children to build up a solid knowledge of traditional songs from the UK and wider world as well as those with content that reflects our core values. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music within our local community and within British culture.