Music at Slindon

Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression and it can play an important part in the personal development of people. Music reflects the multicultural society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music can also be a highly academic and demanding subject. It also plays an important part in helping children feel part of a community. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music in small groups, with their class, the whole school and within the wider community.


Our vision for music is that we provide every child with high quality music experiences which engage and inspire. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music within an enabling environment and to appreciate a variety of music styles. We aim for every child to leave Slindon C of E Primary School with a range of musical skills, knowledge and an understanding and a love of music which they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.


At Slindon C of E Primary School we encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to celebrate the unique child and build up the confidence of all children. Singing is an integral part of our school life and our teaching, built on a foundation of positive relationships focuses on developing the children's ability to sing in tune, developing their expression and ability to listen to others.

Pupils’ understanding of music will be developed through activities which bring together the requirements of performing, composing, listening and appraising. Children are taught to make music together with tuned and un-tuned instruments and to compose pieces. They are also taught to sing and play in time, controlling the sound and pace. They are taught different ways to represent sounds graphically and symbolically.


It is our aim that children will:

  • enjoy and appreciate a wide variety of musical styles;
  • explore how sounds are made, and how music is produced by a variety of instruments;
  • develop imagination and creativity;
  • build a sense of pulse and rhythm;
  • understand a range of musical vocabulary;
  • develop the interrelated skills of composition, improvisation, performance and appreciation;
  • enjoy a wide range of songs and sing in tune;
  • develop positive attitudes in order to experience success and satisfaction in music.