“Life without music would be a mistake.” Friedrich Nietzsche

In our school the teaching of music inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Opportunities to experience and play music promotes team working, concentration and problem-solving skills, and developing identity and improving social cohesion within the school and wider community. 

Music is an integral part of life at our school. Music lessons are fun and inspiring, engaging the children with songs, lyrics and movement. We want children to feel able and reflective and expressive, developing their own appreciation of music with the opportunities we provide as a school.  All children are actively encouraged and given the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument whether it be within music lessons, or within the weekly Years 5 brass lessons delivered by a visiting music specialist.  Musical opportunities in school include weekly class music lessons, composer of the term, weekly singing Collective Worship and After-school club choir.  Further children have opportunity to take part in a variety of performances both within and beyond school including singing at community events and national events such as Young Voices. Each year group has the opportunity of greater curriculum enrichment – KS1 – Singing Festival, Year 3 – Oxford Music Festival, Year 4 – The Oxford Lieder, Year 5- Young Voices and Year 6 Primary Proms.


Click on the links below to download the year group Music Learning Journeys

Whole School Music Overview

Music Progression Key Stage 1

Music Progression Key Stage 2


Year 1 Music Learning Journey

Year 2 Music Learning Journey

Year 3 Music Learning Journey

Year 4 Music Learning Journey

Year 5 Music Learning Journey

Year 6 Music Learning Journey