Subject - Music


Junior Intent Statement

At Cobham Free Junior  School, our pupils will learn that music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. It is our intent that we make music an inspiring and enjoyable learning experience which develops the children’s musical skills and prepares them in readiness for our senior school. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences and performances , to develop a love of music and develop their talent as musicians. This in turn increases their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to understand rhythm and follow a beat through performing on a range of musical instruments. By singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We have a dedicated  ‘Big Sing ‘ assembly each week to develop these singing skills. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music across different time periods, cultures and traditions. This supports children to understand the cultural capital of being open minded in their listening as well as knowledgeable about a breadth of musical genres in the world today. 
Children develop descriptive language skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent different feelings, emotions and narratives. We also teach technical vocabulary such as volume, pitch, beat and rhythm and encourage children to discuss music using these terms. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to perform, compose and to listen with confidence.
The aims of our Music curriculum are to develop pupils who: 
  • Enjoy and have an appreciation for music.  
  • Listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, cultures, styles and traditions.  
  • Can sing and use their voices to create different effects.  
  • Create and compose music, both on their own and with others.  
  • Use a range of musical language. 
  •  Make judgements and express personal preferences about the quality and style of music.  
  • Take part in performances with an awareness of audience.

Department led by:

Mrs Francesca Lett - EYFS, KEY Stage 1 and Key Stage 2