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Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon. The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • 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.

National Curriculum 2014

The Wolverhampton Music Service provide instrumental teaching across the year for Year 4 children. Their experienced teachers deliver lessons on one of the following: woodwind (the fife) percussion (djembe drums) and string (ukulele) and, at the end of each unit of lessons, the children perform a concert showcasing their learning, to parents and pupils.


To teach the essential skills of music and develop this to a high standard for all pupils.
To promote a culture of enjoyment in the learning of music.
To provide a stimulating music curriculum that inspires life-long performers. 
To facilitate independent learning, and progress across the curriculum.
To prepare pupils for the next stage in their education.


Music Long Term Plan