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Why is Music important?

Through music, we are provided with a powerful universal language which helps promote unity, enables us to process and express our emotions and fuels our imagination.


Music is important in developing individual discipline, focus and memory.


Whether the we are singing, playing, or listening, we develop our aural discrimination through music, which is an important part of communication and literacy.

 When is Music taught?
Music is taught through thematic units, both through Skills Development Tasks and through learning which then apply those skills. The Satellite View maps out which thematic units feature this subject and clearly shows the objectives taught.

 How is Music taught?

Music is taught through a combination of subject knowledge and composing, performing, listening and appraising skills. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.

 Who do we learn about in Music?

We learn about a range of famous composers from history, such as J.S. Bach, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Rimsky-Korsakov.

We also learn about more contemporary composers, such as Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

 What do we learn about in Music?

We learn about the following:-



Graphic scores

Signs and symbols


Sound effects





Sea shanties

Folk songs

National anthems

Slave songs

Battle chants

War songs

Cyclic patterns

Instrument families

Evolution of instruments

African music, including drumming

Celtic music

Hannukah music


Film music


Inuit throat singing

 How do we assess and monitor Music?

At LPS, assessment and monitoring of our subjects is used rigorously to gain an accurate understanding of individual children's progression and to identify any barriers for learning. Staff are well trained in assessing continuously throughout a topic, as well as using summative assessments to inform future planning and teaching.   Subject leaders use a range of monitoring techniques to ensure high impact and  quality of teaching in order to ensure all children are making progress.


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