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King's Court First School

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Music at King's Court First School

Our vision

At King’s Court ‘Music’ takes inspiration from Chris Quigley’s interwoven approach of drop feeding learning and revising units to gain a deep understanding transferring learning from our working memory to our long-term memory. 


Our aim

Our intent is for music to contribute to a broad and balanced arts provision for all children. Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate pupils developing a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. 



At King’s Court, class teachers and specialist music teachers encourage pupils to be creative, imaginative and responsive to it. Music provides opportunity for personal expression and it plays an important role in the personal development of an individual. As music reflects our culture and society, the teaching and learning of it enables pupils to better understand the world in which they live. It is also important in helping them to feel that they are part of a community. 


In addition to being a creative and enjoyable activity, music is an academic and demanding subject which requires pupils to engage in regular practice and revision in order to improve and progress. Music complements and supports other areas of the curriculum and is known to improve pupils’ memory, concentration, co-ordination and confidence. 


At King's Court we deliver weekly music sessions inspired by PPA Cover Ltd, by a specialist music teacher. We have a wide range of musical opportunities across the curriculum such through the humanities, science and our singing assemblies which celebrate seasons, festivals and many famous event or people. 




At King’s court, we provide opportunities for every child to: 

  • 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.


Key stage 1

Children are 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


  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related 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.


Children are  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 inter-related 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.


Music Whole School Resources 

Assembly Music:

  • A seasonal Celebration: SPRING
  • A seasonal Celebration: SUMMER 
  • Calendar Of Songs 


Early Years Curriculum Music:

  • My World: Minibeasts
  • My World: People Who Help Us
  • My World: Space 

Key Stage 1 Curriculum Music:

  • Christopher Columbus
  • Neil Armstrong
  • William Shakespeare


Key Stage 2 Curriculum Music:

  • Ancient Egyptians
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Romans