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St Edward's CatholicPrimary School


Our Music Lead is Ms Marks




At St Edward’s Catholic Primary School our intent for music is for our children:-


  • to enjoy and appreciate music in its many forms
  • to know about some important composers, listening to and enjoying some of their music
  • to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in performing, composing, listening and appraising
  • to develop their understanding of how music can take a variety of forms and that music can reflect other times and places
  • to develop their independence, self-esteem, motivation and their ability to work with others
  • to have opportunities to take part in musical activities by playing and singing  in a group 




Music is taught by our class teachers and a specialist music teacher delivers ukulele lessons in Year Four (these will commence in Term Three).  Every term, each class receives the equivalent of 45 minutes of music a week, though this may be taught in blocks.




In Early Years there is an emphasis on "finding the singing voice".  The children learn a wide variety of songs and singing games which develop a sense of beat, aural memory, co-ordination and enjoyment.  They also explore simple percussion instruments and begin simple composition and graphic notation.


Key Stage 1


Pupils are taught to:


  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high quality live and recorded music
  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter related dimensions of music


Key Stage 2


Pupils are taught to:


  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter related dimensions of music
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • develop an understanding of the history of music


Extra Curricular Music


All children take part in a weekly singing assembly, learning new songs and hymns and often singing in parts. 

We also offer a wide range of musical opportunities outside lessons.  We regularly take part in local music festivals, choir competitions and performances at school and in the wider community.   


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Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address Barham Court, Teston, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Edward's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.