Our curriculum for music aims to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music thus increasing self-confidence and creativity.

 As pupils move through the school, we aim to:

  • Listen to and evaluate a range of music across historical periods, genres and styles
  • create and compose both individually and in collaboration
  • understand how music is created and communicated and become familiar with musical terms: pitch, duration, tempo, timbre, texture and structure

Pupils will be taught:

  • to play and perform in soloand ensemble contexts
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes
  • appreciate a wide range of live and recorded music drawn for great composers and musicians such as Grieg, Saint-Saënsand Prokofiev, Gershwin, Wagner, Holst, The Beatles and Abba
  • to appreciate and understand a wide range music drawn from different traditions such as African drumming, pentatonic scales (music from China)

We endeavour to expose our pupils to a range of musical experiences through additional music opportunities such as choir, band and music tuition: music ensembles; singing at public events: Christmas Fayre, concerts, Rastrick High School, Big Sing.

Pupils are also able to partake in private music lessons provided by the peripatetic music Hub from the Local Authority for which there is a charge to parents.


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