Music is a universal form of communication and creativity. At Exeter A Learning Community, we believe that Music should engage, inspire and develop children’s creativity and love of music. Our rich Music curriculum doesn’t only support a child’s musical ability but also their listening skills, confidence and group work skills.

When children start at our school they are surrounded by music, song and rhythms which enable them to develop a love of music from a very young age. As children progress through our school, they are given the opportunity to listen to a variety of musical instruments and genres of music which are used throughout the school day. Children engage with a variety of music; listen to, compose and perform solo, duet or ensemble pieces of music.

The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils by the end of Year 6:

  • 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 interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations