Subject Leaders - Mrs Harding (Music) and Miss Khan (Performing Arts)

At Forefield Junior School, we aim to provide all our pupils with the opportunity to explore and participate in a wide variety of music and musical styles.  Our children are given access to a wealth of activities to develop their musical skills and understandingMusic is important because it can provide fulfilment throughout life. It is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It transcends different cultures, abilities and generations. It is also our expectation that through music we will be able to promote our pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. At Forefield Juniors, we aim for our music curriculum to be taught in a way so that all children will find enjoyment in creating and listening to music and see themselves as musicians. The National Curriculum states that:


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.

At Forefield Juniors, we follow the Kapow Primary Scheme. There are four units in each year group, which will be taught throughout the year. The instrumental units are whole-class glockenspiel lessons, where children will learn to read and write using standard musical notation. All units include listening, composing, performing, the history of music and the inter-related dimensions of music.



Music Curriculum


Year 3

Ballads Instrumental unit (glockenspiels) – South Africa Pentatonic melodies and composition – Chinese New Year Traditional instruments and improvisation - India
Year 4 Body and tuned percussion - Rainforests Samba and carnival sounds and instruments Instrumental unit (glockenspiels) – Caribbean Adapting and transposing motifs - Romans
Year 5 Instrumental unit (glockenspiels) – South America Composition notation – Ancient Egypt Blues South and West Africa
Year 6 Film Music Dynamics, pitch and tempo – Fingal’s Cave Theme and Variations – Pop Art Baroque

Music Documents

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