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What is Music?

“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 a talent as musicians and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.”

National Curriculum 2014



·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, temp, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations


Please click the link below to see programme of study:



At Phillimore children can expect to hear different music as they enter assembly. We have a dedicated singing assembly on a Tuesday where children are encouraged to develop a love of music and express themselves through their voice. The songs they learn are to work towards a concert or play so pupils are able to experience the joy of performing for others. Music theory and listening skills are taught during Friday Morning tasks where the whole school take part in music challenges.


Our Foundation Children have taken part in Music Box. They have worked with Music in the Round on how rhythm and rhyme can help children.



Phillimore also offers a number of clubs to help children develop their music skills.  Last year, we offered a new ukulele club for the Y3s which gives them an opportunity to borrow an instrument and take it home to practice. There are also choirs for Christmas Caroling and the Y2/Y3 choir. At Phillimore we want to give the chance for gifted children to develop their talents. Therefore, children are given the opportunities to perform solos in school performances.