Emsworth Primary School

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 Music at Emsworth Primary 


At Emsworth Primary, it is our intent for every child to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions. Pupils will also learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others. Pupils will understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

We aim to ensure that all children:

● Sing with a wide range and with a variety of expression and for a range of different purposes

● Understand the impact of music

● Read musical notation

● Compose their own music

In addition, there are opportunities for those children demonstrating an interest to be able to develop their musicianship through singing in choirs and playing in instrumental ensembles supported by the Hampshire Music Service.


Our music curriculum ensures pupils sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. The elements of music is taught in classroom lessons so that children are able to use some of the language of music to dissect it, and understand how it is made, played, appreciated and analysed. During the year, all children will have the opportunity to develop their understanding, skills and techniques in music. We welcome parents to our annual music concerts and productions to share the musical ability we have at our school. Pupils also learn how to compose, using technology, focussing on different dimensions of music, which in turn feeds their understanding when listening, playing, or analysing music. Our peripatetic teachers enable children to learn and develop their skills from an experienced specialist teacher where children can express themselves in one of the highest forms of creativity and continue to develop and foster a love of music. These teachers currently offer lessons in; guitar, drums, piano and keyboard.


Our priority at Emsworth Primary is to teach and perfect the skills set by the National Curriculum for music. It is intended to provide greater clarity and flexibility, allowing for the development and progression in learning. Whilst in school, children have access to a varied programme, which allows students to discover areas of strength, as well as areas they might like to improve upon. The integral nature of music and the learner creates a rich repertoire from which a pupil may access fundamental abilities such as: achievement, self-confidence, interaction with and awareness of others, and self-reflection. Music will also develop an understanding of culture and history, both in relation to students individually, as well as ethnicities from across the world. Children are able to enjoy music, in as many ways as they choose- either as listener, creator or performer. At Emsworth Primary we aim to empower our children to use the universal language of music that promotes the love of music and use of talent in a variety of contexts.

Music Curriculum Outline 2022-2023
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Early Years Exploring Sound Celebration Music Music and Movement Musical Stories Big Band
Year 1 Superheroes Fairytales Animals
Year 2 Space Orchestral Instruments Myths and Legends
Year 3 Ballads South America Romans
Year 4 Rock and Roll Mountains Vikings
Year 5 South and West Africa Looping and Remixing Ancient Egypt
Year 6 Advanced Rhythms Songs of WW2 Film Music

Music Extra-Curricular Outline

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Mrs Pinnell


Mr Mason


Mrs Lancaster


Mrs Kelsall




Mr Roebuck