Holy Rood Catholic Primary School


At our school we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Singing lies at the heart of good music teaching. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people. We have weekly singing practises for each key stage, where children learn new songs for enjoyment and in preparation for Liturgies, Masses and other school celebrations.

In EYFS children learn to engage with and enjoy all forms of music, as well as responding to the music in a variety of different ways. As the children move into KS1, we teach them to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. They learn to play tuned and untuned instruments musically as a whole class or by attending a lunchtime club. They also begin to experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music. In KS2, children will be taught to play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression. All children in year 3 for example learn to play violin with a music specialist who comes to our school and other children in ks2 can receive personal music tuition from a music teacher for a range of other instruments.