At Junction Farm Primary School, music is an important ingredient in the children’s education. Music is used to develop children’s confidence and imagination. Our children are able to develop skills in listening, composition and performance. Music also plays a great part in our collective worship. Our children are given the chance to perform in concerts, plays, carol services, talent shows and class assemblies. We aim to give every child the opportunity to participate in a structures scheme of musical experiences and develop at their own pace, no matter what their age or ability.


Key Stage 1 pupils will be taught to:

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
  • Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
  • Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music. 

Key Stage 2 pupils will be taught to:

  • Pupils will be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations.
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music.
  • Each child will have the opportunity to learn to play a tuned instrument, currently: Y3 brass instruments; Y4 recorders; and Y5/6 cello, violin or guitar.