St Matthew's C of E

Primary School

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What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our Music curriculum here.

Music Curriculum Statement


Through our teaching of music at St Matthew’s, we aim to provide a broad, balanced and rewarding music education that engages and inspires pupils to develop a life-long love of music and to use their talent as musicians as one of the many gifts given by God. We hope to increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement by ensuring all pupils:


  • Sing and use their voices to perform and inspire others, learning challenging songs with two parts, actions and harmony
  • Have many opportunities to work as a team, performing in school and as part of the wider community
  • Perform, listen to and review music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including music from great composers and musicians
  • Have the opportunity to develop their confidence and sense of pride by learning gospel singing in Year 3 and by performing at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
  • Have the chance to develop their skills and talents by learning guitar in Year 5
  • Are encouraged to explore their feelings and responses to stimuli, expressing themselves both independently and creatively
  • Are given opportunities to discover a personal interest in music by having peripatetic instrument lessons throughout KS2, which may inspire them to take forward these skills into their future  
  • Experience performances from visiting musicians to aspire to and enhance their learning
  • Develop their musical skills through an understanding of the interrelated dimensions of music – pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations
  • Develop their use of technology appropriately


Music Curriculum - Learning Objectives for KS1 & KS2