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Music at Comberton


We follow the National Curriculum for 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 their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

We aim that  all pupils:


  • 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, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.


Pupils participate in a wide range of musical activities; listening to and learning about music from a range of cultures and from many different periods of history. They compose their own music compositions, using instruments and ICT, and of course, we perform regularly – in school and in public.


Specialist teaching provides opportunities to sing, learn to read music, play a variety of instruments in the classroom, learn the violin, recorder and trumpet and to listen and compose. 


Our children have recently hosted carol concerts at St George's Church,  which included singing a range of carols (performed beautifully), readings and a violin piece performed by two Year 6 pupils. We have also performed at Holmwood care home, Kidderminster Town Hall and of course, at the Rose Theatre.

We have once again been invited to be a 'Music Mark' school in recognition of our music provision.

Music Milestones

We are developing our curriculum to ensure that our pupils gain a depth of knowledge; we promote the progression of skills; and teach through an effective sequence of learning.


We wish to develop the following 'Essential Characteristics' in our pupils as musicians:


  • A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work. 
  • A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of 
  • technical expertise. 
  • Very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres.
  • An excellent understanding of how musical provenance - the historical, social and cultural origins of music - contributes to the diversity of musical styles.
  • The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately.
  • A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.