What is our vision for Music at Abbey Farm ET?


Children will leave school with a solid understanding of basic musical theory.


This will include:


  • Technical vocabulary.
  • Knowledge of instruments and orchestral families.
  • Be able to read music.
  • Having performed to an audience at least once per academic year. (E.g. Parent share morning, assembly performance, school nativity).
  • Children will leave school with a sense of rhythm and timings.
  • They should be able to play as part of a group either by using percussion, an instrument of their own, or their voice.
  • Children are exposed to high quality choir performances (KS2 choir) from assembly performances and see an example of stage presence and behaviour.


How will our children learn Music?


  • Ensure musical notes are being referred to along-side the correct technical vocabulary.
  • Arrange regularly opportunities for the children to showcase their learning (concerts, assemblies, trips).
  • Ensure singing assemblies are occurring regularly and the children are exposed to a range of song styles. (E.g. Call and response, Parts in an echo, Harmonies etc).


How do Core Principles, Learn Together and the Rights of the Child impact on the subject?


  • Democratically run: All children have a chance to play and perform. Children have a choice about the direction of their music lessons and potentially the chance to have input when planning an assembly (age dependent). Parents have the chance to see their children perform.
  • Child centered: Children are able to showcase their skills if they play an instrument (class orchestra)
  • Co-educational: A mixture of practical and musical theory. Chance to perform and encourage all children to develop on-stage presence.
  • Equality: All children have access to learning an instrument (recorders and class orchestra).