“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.”

- Plato

Our Goal

At English Martyrs, we believe that music is a powerful tool for education. Our goal is to help children feel musical and develop a lifelong love for music. Here's what you need to know about our music curriculum:

Musical Confidence: We want every child to feel that they are musical.
Skills Development: Children will learn to perform, compose, and listen to music confidently.
Diverse Exposure: Our curriculum includes music from around the world and different generations, teaching respect and appreciation for all music traditions.
Transferable Skills: Through music, children will develop teamwork, leadership, creative thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, and presentation skills.

How we teach Music

Holistic Approach: Our curriculum integrates performing, listening, composing, music history, and musical dimensions.
Engaging Units: Each unit is designed to capture children’s imagination and encourage enthusiastic exploration of music.
Spiral Curriculum: Skills and knowledge are revisited and built upon over time.
Active Participation: Lessons include a range of activities such as singing, playing instruments, improvisation, and group tasks.
Differentiation: Lessons are tailored to ensure all pupils can access and be challenged by the learning material.
Extracurricular Opportunities: Children can join various music activities and visit the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.


Our music curriculum aims to ensure that children:

Become Confident Musicians: As performers, composers, and listeners.
Appreciate Diverse Music: Understanding the cultural, social, and historical context of music.
Understand Musical Notation: Learning how music can be written down.
Express Musical Enthusiasm: Identifying their musical preferences and demonstrating a love for music.
Meet Curriculum Goals: Achieving the key stage expectations in the national curriculum.

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