Music Curriculum


At St Gabriel’s, we believe that all children should be inspired by music and that every pupil has the right to an outstanding music education. We recognise that good quality music education contributes considerable musical and non-musical benefits to pupils, parents and wider communities. We aim for children to develop a love of music, developing intrinsic musical skill, knowledge and understanding.

In addition, music encourages and assists thinking skills such as information processing, reasoning, enquiring and evaluation. Music offers opportunities to develop attitudes and attributes that enhance life skills and that can also support learning in other subject areas e.g. listening, the ability to concentrate, creativity, intuition, aesthetic sensitivity, perseverance, self-confidence and empathy towards each other.

We ensure that pupils from all backgrounds enjoy sustained opportunities through regular classroom work and that music-making is for all abilities. This is complemented by additional tuition, partnerships and extracurricular activities.

Time allocated to music in the curriculum allows for sufficient depth and breadth of learning.

Within Key Stage 1 the children are offered a chance to learn and perform the recorder.

Whilst in Key Stage 2 children have access to a wide range of musical performing events: through our Wider Opportunities Music lessons, where year 4 children access and learn to play cello, violin or viola. The school takes great pride in providing children with opportunities to perform for a wider audience through: Glee, Lets Sing, Easter Performances, Christmas Carol Concerts and St Gabriel’s Got Talent. The school is well known in the local community for our beautiful singing at mass.

Music aids the physical, emotional and aesthetic development of children. It enables pupils to appreciate aspects of both British Values and the contribution of other cultures. It enhances self-confidence and the ability to listen and concentrate. Also, by developing understanding and appreciation of a wide range of different kinds of music, and by developing pupil interests, children will improve their ability to make judgements about musical quality.


Our music co-ordinator in action!!

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