Brownhills West Primary School


Why do we teach music at Brownhills West Primary School?

Our objective is to develop a curiosity for music as a universal language, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life.

At Brownhills West Primary School we aim to give children a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing. This is achieved through studying a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Music lessons take place each half term following the long and medium term planning (below).

We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts. As well as weekly music lessons in class, pupils also have additional opportunities to participate in music through weekly singing assemblies, lessons with peripatetic teachers, performances in and out of school and participating in music workshops and festivals with other schools. 


Long Term Plan

whole school music curriculum.pdf

 Progression of Knowledge and Skills