St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH



0161 921 1940


Music Curriculum Intent 

Here at St. Edmund’s we provide a music curriculum that enables each child to reach their full potential academically, spiritually, socially and personally. 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.  Our inclusive music curriculum allows all children to be active participants and nurtures individual talents.  St. Edmund’s provides children with the opportunity to sing, compose and perform in front of an audience both within and outside of school.  We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music to their own and others’ lives and wellbeing and also the impact music has in our wider community.

Pupil Voice: Why do we have Music sessions at St Edmund's? "It's inspiring and you can share your favourite songs with your friends." Kayleigh. "It's joyful" Logan. "You can learn lots of new songs"Ailish.  "It can fill your heart with music and love" Amelia. 


In Reception, the children have been exploring the musical instruments by tapping, scraping, shaking, hitting and blowing them. They talked about the names of the different instruments and experimented with making different sounds.


In KS1 the children were fortunate enough to take part in an African Drumming experience. 

They ended the day with a performance from the children. This showcased the skills they had learnt throughout the day and demonstrated how working within a team can lead to a powerful sense of achievement.


In LKS2 the children have been learning about idiophones and developing an understanding of call and response.


In UKS2 the children have been exploring texture.  They created their own pieces following an ABABA structure and using the whole tone scale. They were creating pieces with sounds as if they were moon-walking.