St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH



0161 921 1940


Music Vision 

Here at St.Edmund's Primary School we believe that music is a unique and valuable form of communication that can help enhance and develop the way our children feel, think and act.  All the children are encouraged to shine through the many and varied aspects offered in music.

At our school the children are given the opportunity to develop the skills to appreciate the language of music, through celebration performances including singing and dancing. By learning about and listening to a variety of composers and singing inspirational songs. Learning to play an instrument, listening to rhythm, reading musical notation, experimenting with percussion and sound and working in groups to create and evaluate their own compositions.

Music gives children opportunities for self-expression, to develop self -confidence, creativity and imagination and so gain a sense of personal achievement. This often evokes strong feelings and creates memories inspiring children to develop a life-long love of music.

Our vision is that music lessons give our children the confidence and belief that they can become real musicians.

Key stage 1

Pupils should 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 should 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.

Pupils should 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
  • 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