At St John's we take great pride in our music learning.  Each class has a music lesson once a week, teaching is from a wide range of musical
stimulus and genres.  
Over the course of their time with us every child will have the opportunity to perform, compose and evaluate music. 

Additionally, all pupils will have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument whilst in year 4, currently the violin or viola.  

Music plays a key role in productions, assemblies, and shows that take place during the school year, allowing children to build on and draw from the skills they have developed during their music lessons.

The aim of our music curriculum is that all children will develop the traits necessary to become ‘Musicians’.  These are outlined below:

A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work. 

A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of technical expertise. 

Very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres. 

An excellent understanding of how musical provenance - the historical, social and cultural origins of music - contributes to the diversity of musical styles. 

The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately. 

A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.  

Essential Learning Objectives

To perform
To compose
To transcribe
To describe music

Extra-Curricular Activities 

Deepcar St John's Choir goes from strength to strength, not only developing children's singing skills, but also building a community of children within the school with a love of music and performance. For more information about St John's Choir click here

Music Lessons
The Sheffield Music Hub comes to St John's on a weekly basis to teach children how to play a musical instrument.  If you would like your child to have low cost music lessons in school, please contact the school office for more details. 

The new National Music Curriculum (in England) came into force in September 2014.  To view a full copy of the current Primary School National Curriculum Music programmes of study, please click here

Our curriculum overview for Music, which outlines the learning for each year group, is at the bottom of this page, along with our Music Policy.

A full breakdown of what each year group is learning in each subject throughout the year, can be found on the Curriculum Overview page of our website. You can visit this page by clicking here


Mrs Pearce,
11 Apr 2019, 07:39
Mrs Pearce,
11 Apr 2019, 07:39