At Moor Green Primary Academy, our Music curriculum is designed and adapted to engage, support and challenge all pupils from our diverse range of social and cultural backgrounds.

designed to give all pupils, particularly the most disadvantaged and pupils with SEND, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. It is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and employment. Through music, pupils are encouraged to develop skills associated with rhythm and melody.  Experiencing various styles of music broadens students’ cultural capital and encourages a greater sense of community within our school.  

Throughout their school lives at Moor Green, pupils are taught to play, appreciate and evaluate music across a range of genres. Each child has the opportunity to learn to play instruments taught by professional music teachers. In addition, pupils are encouraged to explore and express themselves through music and delve deeper into all subjects through the wonder of sound. In Early Years and Key Stage One, pupils learn how to experiment with sound. They explore a range of instruments and have the opportunity to be expressive and creative through singing, chants and rhymes. 

In Key Stage Two, concepts are built upon, allowing students to compare new and previously learned knowledge. Pupils learn to improvise and compose music for a range of purposes, taking responsibility to improve their practice. They discover composers from different traditions and cultures, inspiring their solo and ensemble performances. 

 At Moor Green, we recognise that to develop a love for music there must be wide range of opportunities offered outside of the classroom whereby pupils can develop their own individualistic flair within music. With this vision in mind, we have created opportunities such as our school choir and Rocksteady, providing children with the chance to learn new instruments and perform as part of a band. Pupils in Year 4 are also given the opportunity to play and learn guitar or djembe drums. Pupils have music lessons to develop the skill of playing this instrument with an expert music teacher and take their instruments home to practise and develop ownership of their new skill.

By the time pupils leave Moor Green they have the capacity, curiosity and confidence to continue their musical journey.  They will flourish creatively, as both independent learners and as contributors to the wider community, achieving a rich and full life.