Main Street, Netherseal, Derbyshire DE12 8BZ

01283 760283

Netherseal St Peter's CE Primary School

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Click here for our Music Policy

Click here for our Music Progression

At Netherseal St. Peter’s, we value music as an important part of our children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum.

It is our intent that the music element of our curriculum should be an enjoyable experience for pupils and teachers. Children will experience listening to music from different cultures and eras and participate in a range of musical experiences, building up their confidence at the same time. Children will learn to develop their understanding of rhythm and pitch and how music is structured, as well as learning technical vocabulary for these elements. As children progress, they will think more critically and develop a deeper understanding of music, knowing that it reflects and shapes our history, and contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation and globally.

Music is taught as a discrete subject using the Charanga Musical School resource, but also across the curriculum using the ‘Freestyle Units’ which are closely linked to topic areas. All musical learning is built around the interrelated dimensions of music: pulse, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics, timbre, texture, structure and notation. These dimensions weave through the units to encourage the development of musical skills as the learning progresses through listening and appraising, differing musical activities, including creating and exploring, and performing.

A weekly ‘Praise’ assembly and performances, such as Christmas nativities and end of year shows, allow the children opportunities to develop their singing skills and gain an understanding of how ensembles work.

Click below for our music knowledge organisers and vocabulary progression:

Knowledge Organiser Class 3

Knowledge Organiser Class 2

Knowledge Organiser Class 1

Vocabulary Years 1–6

We fund after school music clubs on Tuesday and Wednesday, delivered by the South Derbyshire Music Partnership, and offer peripatetic music lessons to anyone in Key Stage 2 who wants to learn to play the flute, clarinet, saxophone or piano. 

Please contact school if you are interested in taking advantage of the opportunity.

Pupils from our clubs recently performed in a concert at The William Allitt Secondary School.

Our younger pupils played instruments and sang 'We Are the Vikings' and our older group sang 'Ocean Commotion' and 'Underneath the Sea'. The children  were then given the opportunity to try out a new instrument.

It was a lovely evening and fabulous to see and hear our pupils participating at this exciting event - thank you to all of the parents who supported them - we were very proud!

An unforgettable journey...

Children in Key Stage 2 took part in the Young Voices Choir at the NEC Arena, Birmingham.

Following rehearsals and a lot of hard work, they performed to family and friends alongside over six thousand children from around the country and Heather Small from the band M People - what an inspiring and amazing experience!